Sven Goran Eriksson is aiming for a return to frontline management – and the former England and Manchester City boss could make that place Aberdeen.

The 73-year-old has vast experience in football, well-known for his time as England national team manager and Manchester City boss. He has been out of football since leaving his position as Philippines national coach in 2019.

Former Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is keen.

Former Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is keen. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

He has also managed Benfica, Roma, Lazio, Mexico, Leicester City and several other teams on both the domestic and international scenes during his lengthy career. Goran Eriksson has put put his name forward for the manager job but he could also become director of football.

Stephen Glass is the frontrunner for the Aberdeen job. He is currently reserve team manager of Atlanta United, who the Dons have a strategic partnership with through chairman Dave Cormack, and took interim charge of the MLS club last season.

The ex-England and Manchester City manager would be willing to work with a younger coach like Glass too, welcoming the chance to challenge Celtic and Rangers with a top club like Aberdeen. A whole host of names have registered an interest in the vacancy.

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Plenty are keen. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

Croatian coach Marijo Tot has applied. A former assistant to Slaven Bilic, the former Dinamo Zagreb boss has confirmed he’s keen on the job: “I am sure with my expertise and knowledge I could help make Aberdeen better in the future.

Tot said: “I feel the club has the chance to be better and for me the key point is to start importing new, fresh blood with new ideas and new possibilities. Scottish football is very well known and a great environment for players and coaches. I am sure with my expertise and knowledge I could help make Aberdeen better in the future.

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