Eriksson and Hodgson in running for Sweden role

SWEDISH chiefs have sounded out former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fulham manager Roy Hodgson about becoming national coach.<br /><br />Eriksson, now director of football at Notts County, is the frontrunner and the country&rsquo;s governing body the SvFF hope to make an appointment before the middle of next month.<br /><br />However, Cottagers chief Hodgson, who enjoyed successful spells in charge of Malmo and Halmstads earlier in his career, is also in the frame.<br /><br />Sweden are looking for fresh impetus after the departing Lars Lagerback failed to steer them to next summer&rsquo;s World Cup, and the SvFF have already begun their search.&ldquo;There is a special list of five to 10 names and Sven-Goran Eriksson is on that list,&rdquo; said SvFFspokesman Jonas Nystedt. <br /><br />&ldquo;What the Swedish FA did over the weekend was to contact a lot of these people. We asked them what their situation was and whether they were interested in the job. Roy Hodgson is also part of the Swedish football family. I think he is on the list.&rdquo;<br /><br />Eriksson only began a five-year contract with the ambitious League Two outfit in the summer, but could seek to take on a dual role. &ldquo;That is one decision that they will have to take,&rdquo; added Nystedt.