Sven Goran Eriksson job share - Notts County chief tipped for role at Spanish club Cadiz

Sven Goran Eriksson could divide his time between Notts County and Cadiz under plans for a Swiss-Arab takeover of the Spanish second division club.

The Meadow Lane director of football is being lined up to also take on a similar role with the Andalucian side in a move that would see the two clubs working together under the same group of owners, according to reports in Spain.

Former England boss Eriksson visited Cadiz's impressive El Rosal training facilities earlier this month and it is said that the club could be used to channel players across the Bay of Biscay.

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It is generally more difficult to get work permits for footballers in England compared to Spain. Under the reported plan, talented players, particularly South Americans, would be blooded at Cadiz until gaining EU citizenship or gaining enough experience to qualify for a British work permit.

In a similar move, Arsenal sent Carlos Vela on loan to Celta Vigo, Salamanca and Osasuna until the Mexico international was able to gain a work permit for the Gunners in May 2008.

Cadiz are believed to be considering two takeover offers, with one thought to come from the Qadbak company which apparently owns Munto Finance, the vehicle used to buy County.

Reports in Cadiz name name Sheik Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani as County's owner and the key player in trying to get a foothold in Spain. However, Al Thani denied in June that he had links to the East Midlands club and County's ownership structure remains largely mysterious.

Al Thani is also linked to the ownership of the BMW Sauber Formula One team and is the chairman of Sharjah International Airport, a board member of Air Arabia, the president of the Sharjah Football Club, and the president of Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.

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Cadiz president Antonio Munoz has tried to explain away former Manchester City manager Eriksson's visit as a 'coincidence'.

'Eriksson was in Spain for a vacation and had spoken very highly of the (El Rosal) facilities and wanted to visit,' said Munoz.

'At no time did he speak of interest or any offer. The meeting with Eriksson did take place.

'There's no point hiding it because he called me, he came to Cadiz, spent some time in Spain and he was very impressed with our facilities and our set up. At some point we will definitely go for lunch.'

Munoz said earlier this week: 'We're not planning to sell but if someone comes along with a good offer then we would be delighted to sell.

'We're not closing the door on it but if we're ever to to become like a Villarreal or a Getafe, we'd need an Arab sheik.'

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