The City squad, accompanied by new manager Sven Goran Eriksson, flew out to their Phuket base yesterday in preparation for Saturday’s game against Thailand in Bangkok…
Also flying out is Eriksson’s newly appointed assistant, Derek Fazackerley, from Huddersfield Town.
Fazackerley is reunited with Eriksson having previously worked with him at Manchester City and was also assistant to Kevin Keegan during Keegan’s time as England manager.
Eriksson defended the decision to take such a long trip on a free weekend: “I think normally it is not good to travel so far in the middle of the season, but on this occasion I think it is very good because of what has happened at the start of the season and because I am new and it will give them a chance to get to know me, and give me a chance to get to know them.”City fans with memories of two raucous trips to La Manga will be hoping for the best…
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