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Foxes axe Sven

LEICESTER today began their search for a new manager after parting company with Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The Swede left his post by "mutual agreement" last night after the club's mediocre start to the Championship season.

A record of five wins from 13 league games led to his demise and Martin O'Neill has emerged as the early favourite to return to his former side.