SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON is Portsmouths No 1 target to replace Tony Adams as boss. And Eriksson has emerged as the man the players want. Peter Crouch, Sol Campbell, Glen Johnson and David James played under Sven for England. And Pompey owner Sacha Gaydamak has been told they would support his appointment. Eriksson, 61, is in charge of Mexico but is not popular and faces a crucial World Cup qualifier against the USA tomorrow night. Should he lose, he is likely to be sacked. Gaydamak believes he could get the Swede in place at Fratton Park by Friday before the game with his old club Manchester City. Ex-England coach Sven is aware of the interest and it is understood he will be offered a seven-figure bonus if he can keep the club up. SunSport has learned the powerful players lobby, which got Adams axed, has told Gaydamak they do not want Pompeys former director of football Avram Grant.