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03rd Jul 2018

Diego Maradona wants to come back and manage Argentina for free

Wayne Farry

Could he improve things for Argentina?

Argentina endured an extremely painful World Cup campaign. They drew their first match with Iceland, were heavily beaten by Croatia in their second game and qualified for the second round with a late win against Nigeria.

They then faced France in the round of 16, going behind early on before turning the game around and leading 2-1. They then capitulated, utterly helpless against the pace of France’s young team and departed after a 4-2 defeat.

Throughout the tournament there have been question marks over Lionel Messi, his influence on the team and whether anyone on the panel actually listens to or supports manager Jorge Sampaoli.

This has continued to thunder on even after their elimination and has resulted in Diego Maradona offering his services to his country for the attractive fee of exactly zero.

Speaking to Venezuelan TV station Telesur, saying: “Yes, I would do it for free. I wouldn’t ask for anything in return.”

“People think I am happy but my heart is heavy. I feel really bad that everything we built with so much effort was destroyed so easily.”