Backe set for Magpies job

FOOTBALL: Sven-Goran Eriksson&rsquo;s former assistant Hans Backe says he is close to taking over as manager of Notts County.<br /><br />Backe, who assisted Eriksson at both Manchester City and Mexico, is in talks with his fellow Swede over working under him at Meadow Lane.<br /><br />&ldquo;I fly to Monday afternoon and will meet with Notts County,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I will read through the contract, if everything is sorted out I will take over immediately.&rdquo;