Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2017

Maradona earned 91 caps for Argentina as a player and led the national team between 2008 and 2010, until he was sacked following their elimination from the 2010 World Cup at the quarter-final stage, per The Telegraph.

Diego Maradona has dramatically declared an interest in managing Argentina at next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, after his countrymen went down to a 4-2 defeat against Nigeria in an global friendly on Tuesday.

Argentina led 2-0 against Nigeria after goals from Ever Banega and Sergio Aguero, but the Super Eagles came back to win, with Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scoring twice, and Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Idowu once apiece. A post on his Instagram account on Wednesday night revealed a table of win percentages achieved by Argentina's managers since the 1970s, with the "El Diego" coming on top. Then Alejandro Sabella, runner-up in Brazil 2014, with 72 percent in 41 games, Alfio Basile and Marcelo Bielsa, both with 70 percent in 48 and 68 games, respectively.

"I am angry because they have thrown away our prestige, but it's not the fault of the lads", he said.


DIEGO MARADONA wants another crack at the Argentina job.

"Who won more? Make your own conclusions".

He was also in action when Argentina came from a goal down to beat Nigeria 2-1 in the group stage of the US 1994 World Cup, having a hand in two of the goals scored by Claudio Caniggia.

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