British bookmaker William Hill has Eriksson in from 5-1 to 3-1, according to a report in The Australian.

There was speculation earlier in the week that 46-year-old Paul Le Guen was high on the list of potential replacements for Pim Verbeek.

But Le Guen's odds have lengthened, with the Frenchman going from 5-2 to 9-2.

Others names that have been linked with the role include Leo Beenhakker, Frank Rijkaard, Johan Neeskens, Ruud Gullit, Gerard Houllier and Ossie Ardiles.