Sven Goran Eriksson turns down chance to manage 1860 Munich

Sven Goran Eriksson, the former England manager, has turned down an offer to join the staff of 1860 Munich, in Germany's second division.

The club says that 64-year-old Eriksson declined the job after considering the offer for some time and after talks in London with the club's managing director, Robert Schäfer. 1860 announced three days ago that it was seeking to hire Eriksson but the coach said nothing had been signed.

Eriksson was chosen by the club's Jordanian investor Hasan Ismaik, who had threatened to stop funding the club if the Swede was not accepted by the management.