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Maradona for Villa?

Argentine legend declares his interest in role.

FORMER ARGENTINA MANAGER Diego Maradona has reportedly declared his interest in the Aston Villa job left vacant after Martin O’Neill’s shock resignation last week.

A spokesperson for Maradona said he is currently in talks with a number of European clubs, but would be very happy at a big club like Aston Villa.

Maradona and his national side parted company last month, when the Argentine Football Association said it would not renew his contract. The Argentine legend had coached the team to the quarter-finals of the South African World Cup this summer.

A range of managers including USA coach Bob Bradley and Ajax boss Martin Jol have been linked to the Villa job. Kevin McDonald is standing in as caretaker manager. The team’s opening season game was against West Ham, which they confidently beat 3-0.

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