Ex-MP apologises to Sven Goran Eriksson after phone call blunder live on TV

Ex-Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has apologised to Sven Goran Eriksson as he was twice interrupted whilst being interviewed on Sky News about England's chances at the upcoming European Championships.

Eriksson was in charge of the Three Lions from 2001 to 2006 leading England into three major tournaments.

Under Eriksson's leadership, the 'golden generation' of English talent were never able to make it past the quarter-finals and were beaten by Portugal on penalties at Euro 2004 and the World Cup in 2006.

At the time of his departure he was rated by the FA as England's second most successful manager after Alf Ramsey despite never winning a major honour.

Eriksson was reflecting on his spell as Three Lions boss in an interview this week with Sky News.

But as the Swede was speaking, he was interrupted by former politician Lembit Opik who popped up on screen trying to call him.

Eriksson quickly declined the call and carried on speaking before the Brit rang again.

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An ex-liberal democrat MP, Opik's constituency was Montgomeryshire in Wales whom he represented for 13 years.

He also ran two unsuccessful campaigns to be leader of the Lib Dems in 2004 and 2008.

After failing to contact Eriksson during the interview, Opik took to twitter to apologise to the former England manager:

"Sorry for popping up during your interview. Didn’t realise you were on Sky telly. I just wanted to say I totally agree with your Euro predictions – and are we still on for Wembley, mate?"

Opik also quipped to his 9,000 followers: "I want to make it absolutely clear that, despite today’s media coverage, I am not at liberty to yet confirm whether I am taking on role of England Football Manager."

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