Former Argentina manager Diego Maradona has hinted that he wouldn’t mind managing Premier League outfit Aston Villa. Previous manager Martin O’Neill walked out on the club last week, leaving caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald in charge for the first weekend of the new season, when they beat West Ham 3-0.
Maradona’s agent stated that: “He loves the English countryside and your respect for privacy, so he would be very happy there, especially at a big club like Aston Villa.”
He added: “He is very attracted to English football and the way of life in your country and I know he would be very willing to move there.”
Maradona’s previous managerial jobs have included a total of 23 club football games at Mandiyu de Corrientes and Racing Club combined, winning only two of those games. His time in charge of the Argentinian national team was a little more successful, winning 14 of 19 games, but World Cup qualification was a struggle and getting knocked out 4-0 by Germany in the quarter finals was the final straw.
In all honesty i do not know what Diego is thinking. A team like Aston Villa will be looking for a far more experienced manager, one who can help them push for European spots, because they do have a lot of talent at the squad. They will not however, be looking for a manager who will more than likely claim that he will run around Birmingham naked if he ever won the Premier League with them (like he did with Argentina and the World Cup) although it would be a sight to see now wouldn’t it?