Soccer News: Diego Maradona Out As Argentina Head Coach

That didn’t last long.

The Argentine Football Association said Tuesday it would not renew his contract. The AFA offered Maradona a four year extension that would have kept him on through the next World Cup, but Maradona said he would stay only if all of his staff was kept intact.

That was unacceptable to Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona. He had asked for several assistants to be replaced. One of them is Maradona’s close friend Alejandro Mancuso. The federation’s executive committee sided with Grondona.

Source: AP

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