Monday, April 10, 2006

Maradona keen to lead Argentina

Diego Maradona believes he has a chance of coaching Argentina - if current boss Jose Pekerman does not lead them to World Cup success this summer.

Argentine legend Maradona, 45, said: "There is a willingness of Argentina Football Association boss Julio Grondona to have me work as a coach.

"If Pekerman wins the World Cup, I could work with the youth squads."

Asked about Argentina's 2006 chances, he added: "We must be cautious. We came back early from the last World Cup."

He stated: "The boys know that in Korea-Japan we made history. So that error will serve as an example for us to do things in a different way."

The former Argentina player made 91 apperances and scored 34 goals for the national side and helped them to World Cup glory in 1986.

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