Sven Goran Eriksson is worried people think he is incompetent

Now where would the incompetent Swede get an idea like that from? According to Uefa president and all-round stirrer Lennart Johansson, Sven has pulled out of a guest speaker role at a FIFA conference because he was concerned people would no longer value his opinion.

Johansson said: "He has had enough. He thinks that people have been saying how incompetent he is. He has his money and will still try to have his pride, instead of standing here in Berlin with nobody listening to him because he failed to bring the World Cup to England."

[Rob Parker]