Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson returns to football with 1860 Munich

64-year-old to assist at German second division side

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Sven-Goran Eriksson is back in European football - at German second division side 1860 Munich.

The club confirmed the former England boss had agreed to join the coaching staff to assist boss Alex Schmidt.

Chief executive Robert Schafer said on the club website: "He is a coach of the world. We now have to try to use his wealth of experience for our benefit."

1860 did not provide details about what exactly Eriksson's role would be.

The 64-year-old was only recently appointed technical director of Thai side BEC-Tero Sasana.

1860 lie in sixth place in the 2. Bundesliga with the top two teams guaranteed promotion.