5 Aug 2010

Sacked Maradona might return

10:51 am on 5 August 2010

Diego Maradona, sacked as Argentina's football coach only last week, is in the frame to succeed himself.

In the latest twist in the saga surrounding the footballing icon, an Argentina Football Association spokesman says Maradona's name is among the list of candidates to fill the vacant coaching position.

His sacking in the wake of Argentina's 4-0 drubbing by Germany at the World Cup prompted a backlash of bitter recriminations from the 1986 World Cup winner who claimed that he had been "lied" to by AFA president Julio Grondona and "betrayed" by team manager Carlos Bilardo.

The new coach is expected to be named in October.