DIEGO MARADONA’s agent as soon as tried to safe the late Argentina nice a Premier League supervisor’s job at Aston Villa.
The football legend by no means performed or managed in England, however he was ‘very open’ to the thought a decade in the past.
Maradona, who died aged 60 this week, was represented by Walter Soriano in Europe and had simply managed Argentina on the 2010 World Cup.
And Soriano informed the Sunday Mercury on the time: “I believe Diego could be very open to the thought of coming to England and managing Aston Villa.
“He’s very drawn to English soccer and the lifestyle in your nation and I do know he could be very prepared to maneuver there.
“He loves the English countryside and your respect for privateness, so he could be very pleased there, particularly at a giant membership like Aston Villa.
“If the proprietor Randy Lerner desires to make him a severe provide, I’m positive he would get a really constructive response.
“Diego is at present speaking with quite a lot of golf equipment in Europe – together with one other one in England – a couple of administration position and is taking a look at his choices fastidiously.”
However Aston Villa denied any curiosity in appointing Maradona to exchange Martin O’Neill.
O’Neill had simply left Villa Park after 4 years in cost and the Midlands membership went onto appoint ex-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier.
The Frenchman lasted lower than a 12 months and so did his substitute Alex McLeish the next 12 months.
Maradona as a substitute took up a job with Dubai-based Al Wasl in 2011, however was sacked the next summer time.
He went again to the Center East in 2017 to handle Fujairah after 4 years as an assistant at Argentine aspect Deportivo Riestra.
However he was solely there for one 12 months earlier than heading to Mexico to handle Dorados de Sinaloa.
Maradona’s final job as supervisor was in Argentina with Gimnasia de La Plata earlier than he handed away earlier this week.
The nationwide icon suffered a coronary heart assault and tributes have poured in from around the world for one of the greatest ever.