It seems that Sven-Goran Eriksson has got another woman in his sights – Alesha Dixon.

The former England manager apparently confessed to his Manchester City squad that the Strictly Come Dancing champ was ‘his type’ after seeing her on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM on Saturday.

Sven – whose longterm partner is glamourpuss Nancy Dell’Olio – walked into a room where defender Micah Richards was watching the former Mis-Teeq singer talking about winning the hit series.

A source revealed: “Some of the younger lads like Micah and keeper Joe Hart have a real soft spot for Alesha.

“A few of the team were relaxing at the hotel last weekend before their FA Cup game against West Ham when Alesha came on Soccer AM. The lads were sitting around joking that they wouldn’t mind being on the sofa with her or showing her how to tango.

“But smooth Sven proved to be the perfect gent – remarking how impressed he was by her dancing and that she was definitely his type.

“He doesn’t get much time to watch television, but Strictly Come Dancing was always on in the lounges after games at the City Of Manchester Stadium.”