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Thaksin takes over at Manchester City, appoints Eriksson

AP , LONDON

Sven-Goran Eriksson was appointed Manchester City's new manager yesterday after former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced he had gained effective control of the club.

"I am absolutely delighted and honored to have been asked to be Manchester City's manager," Eriksson said. "This is an exciting challenge and I have already started making preparations for the new season."

Thaksin announced on the Plus Markets stock exchange that the Manchester City board and the other shareholders had waived any opposition to his taking over the club through his company UK Sports Investments Limited.

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