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Volume 6 No. 213
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Diego Maradona Inching Closer To Coaching Position In China

DIEGO MARADONA and his agents met in Dubai with representatives of an unknown Chinese club, and he is "enthusiastic about the idea of coaching there," according to OLE. The former Argentinian national team player is "conceptually in agreement" to go to China (OLE.com.ar, 7/30). In Dubai, Ashley Hammond reported Maradona is in talks to join an unnamed Chinese Super League team following "positive discussions between his agents and Chinese representatives." The 51-year-old "has been out of work" since Al Wasl sacked him on July 10. Maradona's agent DANIEL DOS REIS said, "We met in his house, and [Diego] looked excited about the opportunity. Now the economic side is being discussed" (GULF NEWS, 7/31).