Sven promised extra funds

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Thaksin Shinawatra will provide Sven Goran Eriksson with more funds during the January transfer window.

Thai chief to back City boss

Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has confirmed he will provide manager Sven Goran Eriksson with more funds during the January transfer window. City spent £40million over the summer as Eriksson looked to overhaul the squad and despite a brilliant start to the season, the Swede is expected to want further reinforcements come the New Year. And the former Thai Prime Minister is insistent that funds will be available to Eriksson, despite having over £1billion of his assets frozen in his native Thailand.

New faces

"There will not be many new faces like there were in the summer but possibly, there will be a few," he told the Manchester Evening News. "There is no doubt that I trust Sven to spend my money well and it is our duty to find it. His track record has been brilliant so far." Shinawatra is also happy to bask in the popularity of his appointment of Eriksson.
Perfect
"There were those who questioned us when we appointed Sven as manager but they are not doing so now. So far, he has proved to be a perfect choice," he added. "We set out with a three-year plan and though people will say we are ahead of that plan we have only played 10 games so far. "But we have started very well and we seem to be winning the disillusioned fans back."

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