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Wolfsburg’s Diego told to look for new club

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP)—Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath has told Brazilian midfielder Diego to look for a new club. Magath says he came to the conclusion that “future cooperation would be difficult and that it’s better to go our separate ways” after a talk with Diego.  Wolfsburg's head coach Fel… Getty Images - May 14, 11:48 am EDT World Soccer Gallery Diego l...Full Story »

Spurs weigh up move for £7M Diego Forlan

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk264 hits

ABOVE: Diego Forlan is surplus to requirements at Atletico Madrid and is available for £7m SPURS were on red alert last night as Diego Forlan was put up for sale. Diego Forlan is surplus to requirements at Atletico Madrid and is available for £7m. Forlan, 32, has rejected a move to Turkish side Galatasaray. But the ex- Manchester United hitman would love a return to the Premier Le...Full Story »

Wolfsburg hit Diego with six-figure fine: report

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg have hit bad-boy Brazil midfielder Diego with a huge fine of 500,000 euros (720,262 US dollars) for storming out on his side at the end of last season, according to reports. Having been dropped by coach Felix Magath for the final game at Hoffenheim in May, playmaker Diego quit the team hotel and missed his team's 3-1 victory which ensured their Germa...Full Story »

Messi IS the new me – Maradona

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun195 hits

DIEGO MARADONA had never seen anyone to match him as a football great - until the little genius Lionel Messi came along.All eyes will be on Barcelona star Messi at Wembley tonight like they used to be on Maradona every time he had the ball.And the Argie legend himself marvels at the way Messi destroys opposition defences.He says Messi has that X-factor which only the greatest possess. He makes...Full Story »

Osasuna 2 : 3 Atletico Madrid - Diego Costa treble seals Atletico triumph

Posted Sunday, April 03, 2011 by PA23 hits

Diego Costa's assured hat-trick guided Atletico Madrid to a deserved 3-2 victory in an enthralling Primera Division encounter at Osasuna. Atletico have been on a poor run and that sequence looked set to continue as Osasuna bossed the opening exchanges and deservedly went ahead through Kike Sola on 31 minutes. But after that it was all one-way traffic as Brazilian striker Diego Costa took centr...Full Story »

Diego Maradona criticises Boca Juniors for snubbing him as coach

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by theguardian.com193 hits

Diego Maradona says he feels betrayed by Boca Juniors, the club that helped make him famous. Diego Maradona believes he should be the new coach of Boca Juniors and has criticised the club for being on the verge of appointing Julio César Falcioni. Falcioni's representative, Sergio Greco, said on Saturday that his client had given up his job as coach of the Argentinian club Banfield and was...Full Story »

Maradona joins thousands at Kirchner funeral

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects Thursday to former president Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at Argentina’s presidential palace. Maradona, who coached Argentina four months ago in the World Cup, gave a long embrace to Kirchner’s widow—Argentina President Cristina Fernandez—and placed his hand on Kirchner...Full Story »

Napoli Captain Paolo Cannavaro: We Have To Win Against Brescia For Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro says the Partenopei must pick up maximum points against Brescia in their Serie A clash on Sunday in order to celebrate the 50th birthday of Diego Maradona in proper style. The former Argentina international won two Scudetti with the club and is regarded as a hero by the Neapolitans. Maradona celebrates his birthday this weekend and Cannavaro wants to win to add to...Full Story »

Maradona among thousands paying respects

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects Thursday to former president Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at Argentina’s presidential palace. Maradona, who coached Argentina four months ago in the World Cup, gave a long embrace to Kirchner’s widow—Argentina President Cristina Fernandez—and placed his hand on Kirchner...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: I Am Glad That Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Dead

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport102 hits

Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona has shed no tears over the death of Paul the 'psychic' octopus. Paul gained worldwide fame during the 2010 World Cup finals in which he correctly predicted the winner of Germany's seven matches in South Africa and was also correct in his prediction of the final between Spain and Netherlands. Germany defeated Argentina 4-0 in the quarter-finals, which effec...Full Story »

Diego scores in vain as Wolfsburg, Schalke crash

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Wolfsburg playmaker Diego marked his return to the Bundesliga on Saturday with a goal in his side's shock 4-3 defeat to Mainz, while Schalke also crashed at home to Hanover. After an unproductive season with Juventus, Diego joined Wolfsburg on a four-year deal for a fee of 15.5 million euros on Friday and the former Werder Bremen man showed his class with a well-taken goal agains...Full Story »

Batista leads Argentina in post-Maradona era

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

DUBLIN (AP)—Argentina interim coach Sergio Batista admits his players are still hurting from the humiliating way they were knocked out of the World Cup as they prepare to begin the post-Diego Maradona era with a friendly against Ireland on Wednesday. Argentina’s 4-0 defeat by Germany in the quarterfinals in South Africa proved to be Maradona’s last match in charge as the count...Full Story »

Maradona exit as chaotic as his tenure

Posted Tuesday, August 03, 2010 by theguardian.com66 hits

The national icon's eventful time as coach has ended amid accusations of betrayal and lies Diego Maradona at the press conference yesterday when he confirmed the end of his time as Argentina manager.  In November 2008, a clean-shaven and sharp-suited Diego Maradona walked out to raucous cheers. To the national press, their hero was back. The surprised international audience simply watch...Full Story »

Diego Maradona could be reappointed as Argentina coach

Posted Tuesday, August 03, 2010 by theguardian.com180 hits

Diego Maradona has been encouraged to talk to the Argentina football association about a possible return as coach.  Argentina's national team director, Carlos Bilardo, says the door remains open for Diego Maradona to return as the country's coach. Maradona's contract as Argentina coach was not renewed following the World Cup after disagreements with the Argentinian FA. However, Bilardo &#...Full Story »

AFA President Julio Grondona: I Never Lied To Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by Goal.com221 hits

The chief has hit back... Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona with new Argentina boss Diego Maradona Argentina football chief Julio Grondona has denied the accusations levelled at him by former coach Diego Maradona. 'El Diego' claimed that both team manager Carlos Bilardo and Grondona had betrayed him. The 49-year-old stated that Grondona had assured him he would remain t...Full Story »

Maradona’s future to be decided on Tuesday

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

BUENOS AIRES, July 26 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona’s future as coach of Argentina will be decided at a meeting of football association bosses on Tuesday, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Maradona met the head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, on Monday for more than two hours to determine whether he continue as coach following Argentina’s 4-0 defea...Full Story »

Maradona states terms for extending Argentina deal

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina coach Diego Maradona has announced that he hopes to continue in his role but only if he does not have to change his backroom staff from the World Cup in South Africa. "I've got a meeting with (Argentina Football Association president Julio) Grondona this week and this week I'll decide whether to continue or not," Maradona told America TV in a programme broadcast o...Full Story »

Defiant Maradona wants to keep coaching Argentina

Posted Monday, July 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

BUENOS AIRES, July 26 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona said he wanted to continue coaching Argentina's national soccer team but only if he could keep absolute control over the choice of his assistants. Maradona was due to meet the head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, on Monday to determine whether he would stay on after Argentina suffered a bruising 4-0 loss to Germany in...Full Story »

Maradona will decide future next week

Posted Friday, July 23, 2010 by The Independent62 hits

Diego Maradona will decide whether to stay on as Argentina coach after a meeting next week, the head of the country's football association said yesterday. Argentina's former captain had been due to meet football association (AFA) chief Julio Grondona this week but the meeting was postponed after Maradona decided to travel to Venezuela where he was expected to meet leftist President Hugo Chav...Full Story »

Grondona: It's down to Maradona

Posted Wednesday, July 07, 2010 by PA34 hits

Argentina FA president Julio Grondona says Diego Maradona is the one to decide if he continues as Argentina national team boss. The South American team were eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday when they lost 4-0 to Germany and Maradona has not spoken about his future in the position since he returned to Argentina last Sunday. However, Grondona said: "Maradona is the only person in ...Full Story »

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