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Maradona to Coach Honduras?

  • BBC News, Thursday, October 26, 2006 4:36 PM
Diego Maradona could possibly return to coaching as the manager of Honduras, according to BBC News. At the very least, the Honduran soccer federation has held talks with the Argentine legend, who told reporters, "I'm sure we could form a good team. I have spoken with many people who say this soccer team is good." Honduras soccer federation President Rafael Leonardo Callejas, who is keen to further the talks, said, "We'd like to know his intentions so we can analyse whether we are economically able to contract him.'" The 45-year-old World Cup winner has had only two brief stints as a head coach: in 1994 with provincial club Deportivo Mandiyu, and then with Racing Club the following year. He served as Boca Juniors Vice President of Soccer for one year, quitting shortly after the appointment of Ricardo La Volpe as the successor to Alfio Basile as manager of his beloved club. Honduras has qualified for the FIFA World Cup just once, in 1982, where it earned draws against Spain and Northern Ireland.

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