Rewind to 2001

The Iceman cometh

March 1, 2012
By Jon Carter
On February 28, 2001 the first foreign coach of England, Sven-Goran Eriksson, took charge of his first game. It had been an appointment that saw widespread criticism from fans and the media, but the Three Lions took on Spain at Villa Park and emerged victorious with a 3-0 win coming courtesy of an unlikely goalscoring trio of Nick Barmby, Emile Heskey and Ugo Ehiogu.

England's decision to 'go foreign' for the first time, after the resignation of Kevin Keegan following a home defeat to ...

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