Buenos Aires: Argentina legend Diego Maradona is in talks to become the Iraqi national team's new coach for its World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign, his agent has revealed.
"We have received the offer. We contacted Maradona and he gave us his approval. We will meet the executive committee of the Iraqi football federation on Friday to discuss financial terms," said Hernan Toffoni, from the World Eleven agency.
Toffoni told reporters in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on Thursday that a decision would be taken "in a matter of hours" and said that he was optimistic of an outcome because of the enthusiasm shown by the both Iraqis and Maradona himself.