Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Maradona to be new Blackburn boss?

Blackburn’s new owners are astonishingly plotting a move to install legend Diego Maradona as the new Blackburn Rovers boss.
The dust has barely settled on Sam Allardyce's sacking as Blackburn manager on Monday night but the club's Indian owners have already drawn up an ambitious plan to replace the popular Englishman.
According to English paper The Mirror, the Rao brothers will try to tempt Maradona out of retirement in their bid to rebrand the Lancashire outfit as a new footballing power.

Whilst Maradona had a controversial and colourful stint as Argentina supremo when he led his country to the World Cup in South Africa, his mixed results saw him ultimately replaced by Sergio Batista after the tournament.
Blackburn's Venky's owners are now hoping to attract a renowned managerial brand in the hope of extending their Indian poultry company worldwide.

It is believed that Big Sam was not considered a glitzy and famous enough personality to continue taking the reins at Blackburn and current first-team coach Steve Keane will assume first-team duties temporarily.
Though Maradona has not coached in Europe, his spells with Napoli and Barcelona in Italy and Spain respectively has earned him cult status on the continent.
The outspoken 1986 World Cup winner will need the guidance of a British backroom staff should he decide to take over at Blackburn.
However, it is reported that the Raos would simply be over the moon just to have Maradona linked with the club in any capacity.
An Indian insider said: "Maradona is seen as the right profile for the VH Group. He could be offered the manager's job, the general manager's job or even technical director."
Coincidentally, Maradona was spotted in England recently and he has made clear his intentions to return to the dugout soon.

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