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Diego Maradona seeks Argentina comeback

Football legend and former Argentina national team manager Diego Maradona felt inspired after seeing his  country lose to Nigeria 4-2 in a friendly on Tuesday. Feeling the need to criticise current manager Jorge Sampaoli for surrendering a 2-0 lead, Maradona decided to compare his managerial record with his national job peers in the last  40 years.

He posted a message on Instagram soon after the game:

Maradona’s message translated as:

“Who won more?? Let’s draw our conclusions, I’m mad because they give away our prestige, but the players are not the ones to blame, I WANT TO RETURN !!!”

Maradona won 18 of his 24 games as manager. He led the team to the 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa before being eliminated by Germany in the quarter-finals. He was relieved of his duties afterwards.

Ever since his national team stint, the Argentina legend hasn’t really built up his resume in his unique managerial career. For one year he managed United Arab Emirates outfit Al Wasl. Then, after a five-year hiatus, he was appointed chief of second-tier UAE side Al-Fujairah.

Sampaoli has not had the smoothest of rides so far as manager of the Albiceleste, but it is highly unlikely that Maradona will get his desired position back before next summer’s World Cup.



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Louis Olvera
Louis grew up in a small town of Mexico called Ensenada in the state of Baja California. He now resides in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate degree at Seton Hall University located in South Orange, New Jersey with a focus on Broadcast Journalism. His broadcasting courses ranged in television and film but Louis’ main focus has always been with sportscasting. He was able to join clubs in the university like Pirate TV and Pirate Sports Network and be a major contributor and correspondent. His work consisted of creating digital content for Seton Hall University sports teams. Louis narrated, reported, produced, directed, and wrote for multiple matches and studio programs. In the summer of 2017, Louis wrote post match reports and opinion pieces on the Mexican National Team on the sports website during the FIFA Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Louis is now completing an MA in International Sports Journalism at St Mary’s University Twickenham. He is pursuing to improve his all around skills in sports journalism to one day achieve his goal in the broadcasting world.
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