Diego Maradona Wants To Be Aston Villa Boss

Daniel GoochAnalyst IAugust 16, 2010

Diego Maradona wants to give Aston Villa a hand by being their new manager, after the departure of Martin O'Neill.

Maradona has thrown his name into the hat for the job, and could be on the sidelines in England this season.

Diego's European spokesman, Walter Soriano, said, "Diego is very attracted to English football and the way of life in your country and I know he would be very willing to move there.

"He loves the English countryside and your respect for privacy, so he would be very happy there, especially at a big club like Aston Villa.

"If the owner Randy Lerner wants to make him a serious offer, I'm sure he'd get a very positive response."

It all seems good for the Birmingham club and the Argentinian Legend.

If Maradona were to become Villa's boss, he would have to beat Martin Jol, Sven Goran Eriksson, and caretaker-boss Kevin MacDonald to land the post.


Is it a dream?

Anything can happen in football, but is this just a dream.

Maradonna, Argentina's former World Cup coach, got them to the quaterfinals this summer, only for their FA to boot him from the job.

Jol, Sven, and MacDonald are surely the more likely candidates to get the job.

Can you really imagine seeing the podgy South American shopping in Birmingham town centre?

He says he likes the privacy of England, but if he steps out of his house, he will get mobbed by the whole city.

Maradona coming to England would change Match of the Day. Instead of "goal of the month," they will be looking at "Diego's best expression or celebration of the month."