Diego Maradona ‘set to manage Iraq’
Diego Maradona is reportedly on the verge of becoming the new manager of Iraq’s national team.
In an unlikely union between two of the world’s main sources of chaos, the Argentine legend is set to be confirmed in the role before the end of the year.
Spanish newspaper AS quotes Maradona’s agent Hernan Tofoni as saying: “We received the offer, contacted Diego and received acceptance. The executive committee of the Iraqi Federation will meet on Friday to ratify the financial offer.”
Maradona has been out of work since being sacked by Dubai-based Al Wasl in July. He had previously coached Argentina at the 2010 World Cup.
Tofoni added: “Diego is really enthused and phones us every day. He doesn’t just want to coach (Iraq) for the next six months but long term.
“He is excited by the fact that it’s a challenge and that he’d be going to replace Zico.”