Even the most hardened English football supporter will concede one thing about the former manager of the national team: Sven Goran Eriksson had style. The Swedish coach, who became the first manager to ever win league and cup doubles in three different countries before his unsuccessful time as the English coach, is also known for his colourful and stylish life away from football, and so it was no surprise that stylish Sven chose Croatia's premier island for a holiday in 2010.
Sven with Igor Stimac, left, and Gariful owner Ivan Gospodnetic
Croatian media covered the story of Sven's dinner at Gariful, Hvar's most exclusive restaurant, which is situated on the water next to Carpe Diem. In a story run published on August 23, 2010, Sven is pictured at a Gariful dining table in the company of Hvar Town mayor Pjerino Bebic and Croatian soccer legend, Igor Stimac.
Sven next to Hvar Town mayor Pjerino Bebic (Photo Damian Tadic - Cropix)