DIEGO MARADONA’s agent as soon as tried to safe the late Argentina nice a Premier League supervisor’s job at Aston Villa.
The football legend by no means performed or managed in England, however he was ‘very open’ to the thought a decade in the past.
Diego Maradona might’ve managed within the Premier League, if his agent had his meansCredit score: EPA
Maradona, who died aged 60 this week, was represented by Walter Soriano in Europe and had simply managed Argentina on the 2010 World Cup.
And Soriano informed the Sunday Mercury on the time: “I believe Diego can be very open to the thought of coming to England and managing Aston Villa.
“He’s very drawn to English soccer and the lifestyle in your nation and I do know he can be very keen to maneuver there.
“He loves the English countryside and your respect for privateness, so he can be very blissful there, particularly at a giant membership like Aston Villa.
“If the proprietor Randy Lerner desires to make him a severe provide, I’m positive he would get a really optimistic response.
“Diego is at the moment speaking with quite a few golf equipment in Europe – together with one other one in England – a few administration position and is taking a look at his choices fastidiously.”
However Aston Villa denied any curiosity in appointing Maradona to exchange Martin O’Neill.
O’Neill had simply left Villa Park after 4 years in cost and the Midlands membership went onto appoint ex-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier.
Maradona had simply managed Argentina on the 2010 World Cup when Aston Villa peaked his curiosityCredit score: Reuters
Villa had been searching for a substitute for Martin O’Neill – however denied they wished Maradona as bossCredit score: Motion Photos – Reuters
The Frenchman lasted lower than a yr and so did his substitute Alex McLeish the next yr.
Maradona as a substitute took up a job with Dubai-based Al Wasl in 2011, however was sacked the next summer season.
He went again to the Center East in 2017 to handle Fujairah after 4 years as an assistant at Argentine facet Deportivo Riestra.
However he was solely there for one yr earlier than heading to Mexico to handle Dorados de Sinaloa.
Maradona’s final job as supervisor was in Argentina with Gimnasia de La Plata earlier than he handed away earlier this week.
The nationwide icon suffered a coronary heart assault and tributes have poured in from around the world for one of the greatest ever.