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Maradona could return as boss

Door not closed on Argentina legend, according to team director

Last Updated: 03/08/10 10:28am

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Maradona: Argument over staff

Maradona: Argument over staff

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Diego Maradona could return to the role of Argentina coach after national team director Carlos Bilardo refused to rule out discussions.

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The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) has not renewed the 1986 World Cup winner's contract after he managed his country at this summer's finals.

A decision was made after Maradona suffered a disagreement with the AFA and president Julio Grondona regarding changes that the governing body wanted to make to his coaching staff.

But the 49-year-old has not been ruled out of contention for the future as Bilardo has revealed that a list of possible successors has yet to be formed.

"If Diego comes and talks, I don't know what can happen. It's all a question of talking," Bilardo told news channel Todo Noticias.


"I would not close any door. We are awaiting the outcome. Anything can happen.

"My job is to suggest people who can work and then the executive committee are those who decide. But we still have not talked with anyone or come up with anyone's names.

"The possibility of another meeting (between Maradona and the AFA) exists."

Maradona's side suffered a humiliating defeat to Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup this summer.

Argentina's next game is a friendly against Republic of Ireland on 11th August in Dublin, and current Under 20 boss Sergio Batista has been placed in temporary charge for the fixture.

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