Maradona To Quit As Argentina Coach

The latest reports coming from Buenos Aires suggest that Diego Armando Maradona could be set to step down as coach of Argentina. Just two weeks ago, Diego Maradona was named as the new coach of the Argentinean national side, following the resignation of the former coach Alfio Basile. Maradona managed to see off many challengers, including the likes of Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi and Sergio Batista, to officially be named as the new head coach on October 29, 2008. It was expected that arguably the greatest footballer of all time would commence his role as of December this year, however that may not be the case if the latest reports are true. The Argentine broadcast media have began to speculate today on a possible surrender of Maradona as coach of the national side, following a heated discussion with AFA president Julio Grondona, in a meeting that was to decide who would assist him in his coaching role. The 1986 World Player of the Year could resign as a result, following the disagreements that took place earlier today. Maradona had hoped to bring in Oscar Ruggeri as his number two, however Grandona wanted nothing of it, which consequently caused further problems between the two men.


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