Tug-of-war for Eriksson after County boss sacked

NOTTS COUNTY yesterday sacked manager Ian McParland &ndash; paving the way for Sven-Goran Eriksson to make a swift return to management.<br /><br />The Swede looks set to move down from his director of football role with the mega-rich Meadow Lane club.<br /><br />But the 61-year-old has a dilemma on his hands after facing calls from his homeland to take over the Sweden national team following their disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign.<br /><br />McParland&rsquo;s position has been in doubt ever since Swiss-based Middle East consortium Munto Finance completed their takeover of the League Two club last month, leading to Eriksson&rsquo;s shock appointment.<br /><br />The Sweden job is expected to be vacated by Lars Lagerback later this week with his side likely to be pipped by Portugal for a World Cup play-off spot.<br /><br />Lagerback said he would quit his role at the end of the campaign, whenever that may be, and Eriksson is the people&rsquo;s choice to take over the reins.<br /><br />Eriksson refused to answer any questions about the Sweden job after Sunday&rsquo;s disappointing 2-2 draw to Torquay but his trusted right-hand man, Tord Grip, said: &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know if he has a clause in his contract, but I&rsquo;m sure he would be interested.&rdquo; <br /><br />The Swedish FA say they have not yet drawn up a shortlist of successors.<br />