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Diego Maradona says he’d manage Lionel Messi and Argentina for free

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La Albiceleste would save some money at least

France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Former Argentina international Diego Maradona said on a television show this week that he would indeed coach the Argentinian national team for free. This comes on the back of a disappointing World Cup showing from La Abiceleste at the World Cup.

“Yes, and I would do it for free,” he said. “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 we destroyed so easily.”’

Diego Maradona | Source

This is of course the last thing the Argentina national team actually needs. Maradona last coached the team in 2010 when they lost to Germany in the quarter-finals 4-0. The antics that Maradona has become known for in his post playing and managerial career have made him a media firestorm. The prospect of him being back at the helm of Argentina is interesting, to put it kindly.