Sven-Goran Eriksson is at the helm of another national team.

The 70-year-old Swede was introduced Monday as the coach of the Philippines after a famous stint with England more than a decade ago.

Eriksson has also coached Mexico and Ivory Coast, and numerous club teams including Roma, Lazio, Benfica and Manchester City.

The Philippines national football team's new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, left, and team manager Dan Palami talk during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
The Philippines national football team’s new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, left, and team manager Dan Palami talk during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Eriksson says “I suppose one of your questions will be why I am here? It’s not easy to answer that question.”

But Ericksson says he wants to “do something a little different.”

Philippines national football team's new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson smiles during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippines national football team’s new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson smiles during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Philippines has never reached the World Cup and lags far behind Japan and South Korea, the powers in the region.

No salary details were announced.

From left; Philippines football advertising manager Jun Miras, Philippines national football team's new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, team manager Dan Palami and football adviser Scott Cooper join hands during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
From left; Philippines football advertising manager Jun Miras, Philippines national football team’s new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, team manager Dan Palami and football adviser Scott Cooper join hands during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Source: The Associated Press

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