Sven-Goran Eriksson hopes Leicester City win the Premier League, praises club's owner

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The Swede was Leicester City manager for a year.

Leicester City are currently riding high. The Foxes are impressing in the Premier League and currently top the table with 12 games remaining.

The success has been bankrolled by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the chairman of King Power Duty Free. The Thai billionaire has changed the fortunes of the club and has today received the backing of one former Leicester coach.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was appointed as Foxes chief in 2010, replacing Paolo Sousa with the club bottom of the league. He guided Leicester to a tenth placed finish but struggled next term to keep up that form and he was relieved of his duties, with Nigel Pearson taking charge.

But the Swede clearly doesn't bare a grudge. He told Outside90 this week of his admiration for Leicester and his hope they will win the Premier League:

"The owner has been very important for Leicester, when he bought the club, people were wondering why he was interested and why did he buy that club.

“He’s genuinely interested in football and he wanted to make Leicester a big club and there they are, they can win it.

“I really hope they will win it that would be really sensational, it would be great for the Premier League.

What started as a good bit of form has developed into a genuine Premier League title challenge under the management of Claudio Ranieri and Leicester are surely now pushing forward toward potentially their greatest season in recent history.

It sounds like Sven would be celebrating if Leicester did complete the unthinkable.

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