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November 16, 2017

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I want another go at coaching Argentina, says Maradona

I want another go at coaching Argentina, says Maradona

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Diego Maradona criticised the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side.

A day after they lost 4-2 to Nigeria in a friendly in Russia, Maradona, who last managed Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, hit out the current set up in a short Instagram message.“I am angry because they have thrown away our prestige, but it’s not the fault of the lads,” he said.

“I WANT TO COME BACK!!!”

Maradona, who is currently coach of United Arab Emirates side Al Fujairah, posted statistics of 11 recent Argentina managers that showed his success rate was 75 per cent, greater even than that of Cesar Luis Menotti, who won the World Cup in 1978, and Carlos Bilardo, who lifted the trophy in 1986 when Maradona was at his brilliant playing best.

“Who won most??” Maradona wrote. “We draw our own conclusions.”Current Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has had an inconsistent start to his tenure since taking charge in June, winning four of his first eight games, but only one of four competitive fixtures. 

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