Sacked Maradona on candidate list for old job

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Sacked Maradona on candidate list for old job

BUENOS AIRES - Diego Maradona, sacked as coach of Argentina only last week, could actually wind up getting his old job back, according to reports here yesterday.

Ernesto Cherquis Bialo, spokesman for the Argentina Football Association (AFA), said Maradona’s name is among the list of candidates to fill the vacant coaching position.

“Diego has never gone away and he is still arriving,” Bialo told radio station Ten, paraphrasing the lyrics of a famous tango dance. Bialo said that the identity of the new manager would be revealed in October.

He added: “Nobody’s name is forbidden, nor the support for anyone assured.”

The possibility of Maradona being reappointed to the job he held for 18 months comes as an unexpected development following his dismissal in the wake of Argentina’s 4-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals. AFP
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