At Hg2 HQ, we wouldn’t normally feature a soccer story, but when one of the Premier League’s most hedonistic football managers got the sack, we couldn’t resist giving Sven Goran Erikkson a hand in choosing his next destination.
Play home or away?
The first question Sven must answer is whether to stay in England or head back to his homeland. Sweden is a lot of fun and Stockholm is its thriving capital city, packed with things to do for any Hedonist. Perhaps a stay at the Lady Hamilton hotel will give him some welcome rest. They say this luxury hotel is a little old-fashioned, but has bags of charm. A bit like Sven himself.
Take another Italian job?
Some of Sven’s best days were spent as manager of Lazio F.C.. He guided the Italian club to a Serie A championship and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1999. Perhaps just chilling out in some of the fantastic cafes in Rome will put the dolce vita back into the Swede. We recommend coffee at Ciampini or Pupina.
Lie low in London?
It’s surely hard for Sven to turn his back on Britain. He managed some of the top clubs (Man City, Notts County and Leicester), had a stint as England coach, and even found the time to have a passionate affair with fellow Swede Ulrika Jonsson. Should the Swede give the UK another chance? London is definitely a city which has enough to keep even the most wayward fellows satisfied.
It’s no secret that Sven shares a close friendship with David Beckham and maybe Sven’s ex-captain has convinced the Iceman to enjoy the warmth and party spirit of Los Angeles. Could the Sweded cut it with the LA jet-set? Long-term ex-partner and US-born Nancy Dell Olio would have certainly been keen for some Hollywood fun.
Whereever Sven Goran Erikkson decides to go, Hg2 is watching from the stand to see where one of football’s best loved hedonist’s makes his next move.