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Sven Goran Eriksson out of race for Fulham post

Sven Goran Eriksson appears to have dropped out of the running for the manager's position at Fulham, a development which leaves Mark Hughes looking the most likely candidate at a club badly needing to replace Roy Hodgson, with the season only 16 days off.

The odds on Hughes leapt from 5/4 to 2/9 with William Hill yesterday and it seems the 46-year-old has gradually become more convinced that Craven Cottage is a big enough place to renew his career, seven months after his dismissal at Manchester City.

Eriksson had seemed to be a strong contender, considering the strong relationship he built up with the current Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh. But it is understood that he now considers that proposition to be highly unlikely.

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