Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Maradona the next Argentina Coach

Diego Maradona will be confirmed as the new Argentina coach next Tuesday, according to Argentinian Football Association national team secretary Luis Segura. Maradona, 47, revealed yesterday he is on the verge of accepting the job and met with AFA president Julio Grondona on Tuesday night.

Argentina have been without a coach since Alfio Basile stepped down for personal reasons on October 16.

Maradona has very little coaching experience, having been in charge of Deportivo Mandiyu for two months in 1994 and Racing Club for four months in 1995.

Maradona faces the task of helping Argentina improve their form with the side having won only one of their last seven World Cup qualifiers to lie third in the South American Zone.

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