Sven Throws His Hat Into The Ring?
It didn't take long before Eriksson's representative got talking about the Villa job.
Sven has a history with Villa. He got caught up in the News Of The World's fake sheik sting when he claimed he would have no problem in leaving the England job to manage Villa, and would bring David Beckham with him.
He was also linked with the Villa job during the uncertain period when we didn't have a clue who'd be managing, or owning us, four years ago.
So this is a bit of an obvious link, really. But Athole Still - Sven's representative - has told PA Sport:
'Of course, Sven would be interested in this job.
'He has always said that he would like to go back into the Premier League. It is a big target for him.'
There we go then. First one to consider.
Should Sven become O'Neill's replacement, I'm sure John Carew would be able to show a few places that the controversial Swede would enjoy!