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Maradona: Argentina Do Not Deserve This Manager Yet

Diego Maradona: Argentina Do Not Deserve This Manager Yet

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 05, 2018 05:30 PM @KeeganKruger

With the likes of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola being linked with the Argentina hot seat, legend Diego Maradona feels La Albiceleste do not deserve to have a certain individual take the position just yet.

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After the South Americans' disappointing performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, it is expected that manager Jorge Sampaoli will vacate his position in the coming days, voluntarily or otherwise.

Reports suggest that Atletico Madrid manager Diego "Cholo" Simeone is a possible frontrunner for the job, but Maradona feels the Albiceleste do not deserve the 48-year-old just yet.

"Argentina doesn't deserve Cholo yet," the 57-year-old told Marca.

"The national team has to start to change from the bottom upwards, working with the young players.

"Simeone has come up to a point where he shouldn't drop back down, the first thing that the national team must do is work with young players, and Simeone has progressed past that stage."

Maradona: I Will Coach Argentina For Free!

Simeone, himself a former Argentina star who was capped more than 100 times by his country, has already won six trophies with Atletico, including the LaLiga title.

Who would you like to see manage the Albiceleste next? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jul 05, 2018 07:51 PM
For sure Diego is high there

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