Former England football coach Sven Goran Eriksson is now romancing a girl young enough to be his daughter.
According to the News of the World, Eriksson, 58, was seen getting close up and personal with a bikini-clad beauty before disappearing with her into a secluded summerhouse in the grounds of his Swedish lakeside home.
According to the paper the duo are believed to have spent the entire afternoon inside Eriksson’s two million dollar retreat on Sweden's Lake Fryken despite the brilliant sunshine outside.
At one point Eriksson in baggy white swim shorts, was seen sharing a long, lingering touch with the mystery brunette as the two held hands. Eriksson even perched himself on the end of her sun lounger, leaning against her naked legs as they shared a sunbed on the waterside patio.
“Sven was clearly close to this girl. She seemed to hang on his every word and they shared quite a few laughs. And everyone knows he can't resist girls with dark hair and dark skin. He didn't have the look of someone just getting a split with his long-term lover. And he certainly didn't have the look of someone who should be hanging their head in shame over the World Cup farce. They seemed very close. When they held hands it was definitely like they didn't want to let go and acted as if there was no one else around," said an onlooker.
Meanwhile, Eriksson’s 47 year old wife Nancy, who was hundreds miles away in Italy after the former England coach ditched her following the team's disastrous exit from World Cup quarter finals was furious.
Eriksson banned her from accompanying him home to Sweden and also refused to return to join her at a close friend’s wedding this weekend. On Friday night, Eriksson reportedly had a furious phone row with Nancy and apparently told her there was no chance of any reconciliation.
A source close to Nancy said she was desperate to go to Sweden but was told he wanted to be on his own.
"She was desperate to go to Sweden with Sven but he told her in no uncertain terms he wanted to be on his own. He's determined to be rid of her for good. She's distraught. She feels she's stuck with him through thick and thin since 1998, including his affairs with Ulrika Jonsson and FA secretary Faria Alam, below, and this is no way to be treated,” the paper quoted the source as saying.
“But Sven has totally refused any reconciliation and they had another big row on Friday night. They were due to go to the wedding of Arsenal boss David Dein's daughter this weekend but Sven refused so he could avoid being with her," the source added.
The paper further reported that the brunette beauty apart, Eriksson has also secretly rekindled an old romance with a family friend in her forties.
"She's an old flame and they've recently been seeing each other again. They really enjoy each other's company but he won't be announcing her as his new girlfriend. He wants to keep it casual. He has wanted to end things with Nancy for two years but decided to wait until after he World Cup,” he said.
"He hasn't considered it a proper relationship for some time, but regarded Nancy as someone he was obliged to attend functions from time to time. And he was furious at her when he learned in the News of the World how she'd been tipping off freelance photographersand had pocketed 27,000 pounds in the process,” he added.