Ewood Park target another big name.
Bet on the Premier League with Sportingbet.com and get a free bet worth up to £50
Blackburn Rovers Tickets Available from Tixdaq.com
DIEGO MARADONA will hold talks next month about bossing an English club – and Blackburn could be favourites to land him.
The Argentina legend had discussions with Rovers after they sacked Sam Allardyce in December.
He said: “In February I am going to England to listen to a firm offer. If they convince me, I may take it up. I am not desperate. I know that some day I will coach another team.”
New owners Venky’s put first-team coach Steve Kean in charge until the end of the season after firing Allardyce.
But Venky’s, who bought Rovers in November, admitted their interest in Maradona, 50.
Chairwoman Anuradha Desai said: “We thought about Maradona as a coach after we took over. Talks were at the initial stage then, but there is no development on that front yet.”
Reports in Argentina suggest Maradona is off to Fulham, where he was a guest of owner Mohamed Fayed last November.
But a source at Craven Cottage insisted: “It’s not us.”
Blackburn believe Maradona would strengthen their bid to sign big-name South American players after failing to land Brazil’s Ronaldinho last week. (The Sun)
This is probably not news that current boss Steve Kean will be happy about but just how likely is it that Diego Maradona will take the helm at Ewood Park? The club did apparently try to sign Ronaldinho and David Beckham in the past week but failed to capture either and is a move for the Argentine even a sensible thing to do?
Yes he did a good job at the World Cup, to a point, but one wonders if the former playing legend has what it take to succeed as a club coach and it would be an expensive mistake in our view for Blackburn’s new owners to look for overly ambitious ways to build up the profile of a club that under Sam Allardyce was doing pretty well for itself.
Fancy a flutter? Join Sportingbet and get a free bet worth up to £50! There are countless markets to bet on including which team will win, the first goalscorer, the correct score or even the time of the last goal. You can also try your hand at an accumulator and try to win big from a small stake. So visit Sportingbet.com and register now to put your money where your mouth is.