Grip expects City exit

29 April 2008
Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip has revealed that he expects to leave Manchester City at the end of the season along with his fellow Swede. Grip says he has been left shocked by the level of criticism aimed at Eriksson and has accused owner Thaksin Shinawatra of showing a lack of patience."I would think that it has something to do with that," Grip told Sportbladet when asked if the situation was to do with a lack of patience.

"We are left with the two games. They probably think we've done a poor job.

"We think we've done it well. It has been going a little bit worse after Christmas but it's always going up and down in the football and the Premier league is a marathon. It takes time to build up a team.

"Sven will get new offers, I'm convinced about it. But nothing is happening before the season is over."