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Incredible but apparently true — Diego Maradona is to be the new coach of the Argentine national team.
That is according to reports running on Argentine TV at the moment and the news has apparently been confirmed by the 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo, who may be signing up as part of Maradona’s staff.
Maradona, as we all know, has had a colourful past (to put it mildly) and if true it must go down as one of the biggest gambles taken by a major national association.
Will it work? As a player, Maradona inspired an otherwise rather modest Argentina squad to their World Cup victory in 1986 and perhaps he can work the same sort of magic as a coach.