I Was Told My Future At Man City Was Over
After only a handful of games keeping goal at Manchester City, shot-stopper Andreas Isaksson was told he was free to leave.
During the summer of 2006 Sweden international Isaksson joined Stuart Pearce's side from French club Rennes in a £2million move, however it wasn't to be long before Sven-Goran Eriksson replaced Pearce at the helm, in effect sealing the 26-year-old's fate.
Talking to the BBC, the 6ft 6in keeper said...
"Sven-Goran Eriksson told me during Christmas last year that I didn't have a future at the club, so I knew I had to move on. I thought I was worth a spot in the team, but it was up to him."
Isaksson has nothing but praise for the man who replaced him between the City sticks...
"Joe is a great lad and we got along really well," he said. "He had a great season last year and has a great future.'
"He's young and still learning, but he could be England's number one, there's no doubt about it. He's got the qualities to do it, although you need a bit of experience as well."
"He's only played one season at City, so he needs more games before he can be ready to challenge, but it will happen soon I think."