Diego Maradona interested in Iraq job, says agent

A potential stumbling block, though, is whether Maradona can secure the approval of the authorities in the United Arab Emirates, where is an honorary ambassador of sports in Dubai, after being sacked in July as manager of Al-Wasl.

updated: December 21, 2012 19:29 IST
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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.

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