Former England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson – has filed a claim alleging phone hacking at the Daily Mirror during Piers Morgan's editorship.
Mr Morgan, now a CNN talk-show host in the United States, has repeatedly denied any involvement in phone hacking.
Mr Morgan’s spokesman referred the Financial Times to the newspaper's publisher Trinity Mirror for comment.
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