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'Jose Mourinho is the best' - Diego Maradona hails Real Madrid boss

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport175 hits

Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona has praised Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, labelling his counterpart as the best tactician in the game. The Argentina legend is a self-confessed admirer of Mourinho's work, having declared last year he was sure the Portuguese would guide Madrid to a Champions League trophy at some point. With the Spanish capital club currently leading the Liga table after two ga...Full Story »

Diego Maradona has told Sergio Aguero he can clear up at Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by The Sun168 hits

DIEGO MARADONA has told Sergio Aguero he has found the perfect club in Manchester City — and can win the lot at the Etihad.The Argentina icon had been concerned for some time that his son-in-law was wasting his talent with Atletico Madrid. So he was delighted when Aguero made his £35million switch to Manchester in the summer. The Argy hitman has already notched six Premier League ...Full Story »

Hleb arrives, Diego to depart Bundesliga

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport108 hits

Wolfsburg confirmed the arrival of Alexander Hleb from Barcelona on Wednesday while negotiating the departure of Diego to Atletico Madrid. The Bundesliga club said it secured Belarus midfielder Hleb on loan until Dec. 31, and that he would wear the No. 6 jersey. “I expect he will take on an important role in the team,” said Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath, who trained Hleb from 2001-0...Full Story »

Uruguay 3-0 Paraguay - Luis Suárez and Diego Forlán shoot Uruguay to record 15th Copa América

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 by theguardian.com382 hits

Uruguay's Luis Suárez scores the opening goal past Paraguay's Dario Veron, left, and Paulo Da Silva in the final of the Copa América. Diego Forlán scored twice and Luis Suárez once as Uruguay beat Paraguay to be crowned South America champions for a record 15th time. Paraguay ran out of luck at the Copa América where they went five straight matches without a victory be...Full Story »

Maradona speaks up for Messi

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

Argentina fans, fed up with their team's lacklustre showing at the Copa America, need to give much-criticised Lionel Messi a break, says Diego Maradona. Messi has long been touted as 1986 world champion Maradona's successor in the national side. But whereas at club level Messi has managed to outshine his illustrious compatriot by winning a sackful of top honours with Barcelona, it has been a d...Full Story »

Playmaker Diego told he can leave Wolfsburg

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

VfL Wolfsburg have told Brazilian playmaker Diego he has no future with the Bundesliga club. Diego joined from Juventus last year in a deal until 2014 but failed to live up to expectations with the 2009 champions who narrowly avoided relegation. He angered club bosses when he walked out on the team after being dropped from the squad for the final league match of the season. “After the d...Full Story »

Wolfsburg’s Diego told to look for new club

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 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.uk271 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 Sport66 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 Sun200 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 PA28 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.com198 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 Sport63 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 Sport63 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 Sport31 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 Sport112 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 Sport83 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 Sport63 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.com70 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.com193 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 »

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