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Eriksson eyeing 1860 Munich job

Created on Nov. 18, 2012 12:33 PM EST

Sven-Goran Eriksson could soon be appointed coach of German second division team 1860 Munich, his close friend Hamada Iraki has revealed.

The Palestinian banker helped Hasan Abdullah Mohamed Ismaik acquire a significant portion of the club back in 2011, and has said the Swede could arrive at the Allianz Arena in the foreseeable future.

"I do not exclude that Eriksson will become the 1860 trainer," Iraki told Bild.

Eriksson was spotted in the stands during 1860's 2-0 loss to Cologne on Friday, which fuelled speculation that he may take charge after coach Reiner Maurer was dismissed.

"Eriksson is a good friend of Iraki. He was in Munich and took the opportunity to watch the game," 1860 director Robert Schafer said.

1860 Munich find themselves in eighth place in 2.Bundesliga after 14 games.

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