Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Maradona may be headed to China

Diego Maradona

July 30 (Xinhua) -- Argentinean soccer star Diego Armando Maradona is considering an offer to coach in China, Argentina's sports press said Monday.

The Argentinean sports daily "Ole" said Maradona "met in Dubai with envoys from a Chinese club and is enthusiastic about the idea of coaching over there."Maradona, 51,
was recently fired from his post as coach of the United Arab Emirates' Al Wasl club, which he coached for a season with little success.The Mexico 1986 Soccer World Cup
champion traveled to Dubai to negotiate terminating his contract with the Arab club.

The paper said that while in Dubai, Maradona met with Chinese envoys and Argentinean agents Daniel Dos Reis and Diego Cativa, who served as contacts. Dos Reis said
Maradona "seemed enthusiastic about the opportunity" and was "now discussing money issues." Fellow Argentinean Sergio "Checo" Batista is currently coaching in China,
but relations between Batista and Maradona have not been good since Batista succeeded him as coach of Argentina's national team after Maradona vacated the post in July
2010. (Xinhua)

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