Maradona mulls over coaching Iran football
Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
Maradona has not ruled out being coach of Iran football team.
Photo: Matthew Childs/Action Images
The former Argentina coach, who is currently visiting China, announced that he
has had no meeting with the Iranian football officials, but in response to the
question regarding would he be Iran coach, he just smiled.
Tang Qinghui, a spokeswoman for Maradona, said, "Maradona has definitely not met
with any Chinese football clubs during this trip to talk about any offers or
Asked about offers to Maradona to be the new manager of Iran national team, Tang
said she put the issue to Maradona and "he didn't say anything, but just
Meanwhile Iranian football officials have already ruled out all speculations
that Maradona will replace coach Afshin Ghotbi in the team.
"Maradona has already announced that he wants to come to Tehran to meet the
Iranian political officials. We are making efforts to pave the way for the
visit, but nothing has been finalized so far. He (Maradona) will come here just
to meet Mr. Ahmadinejad, and not for negotiating about taking the helm of Iran
team," Iran's Football Federation President Ali Kaffashian said earlier.
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