Maradona to Coach Argentina

'86 World Cup hero, with limited experience, takes reins next week
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 3:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Soccer great Diego Maradona will take the helm of his native Argentina’s national team Tuesday, the Guardian reports. Argentina has been without a coach since mid-October, when the last coach stepped down. “I think we must make the players understand that our shirt is the most important thing, that they cannot exchange money for glory,” said Maradona, hero of the 1986 World Cup-winners. (Read more soccer stories.)

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