Maradona eyes role in England
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Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has revealed his desire to manage in the English Premier League.

Maradona is seeking a new challenge after parting company with the Argentina national side which he led to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

The former FIFA World Cup-winning captain, who will celebrate his 50th birthday tomorrow, is now seeking a return to management and admitted he was attracted by England's top flight.

I would like to manage in the Premier League. It has very good teams, an exceptional level and great players.
Diego Maradona, former Argentina coach

He told Sky Sports News: "Yes, I would like to manage in the Premier League. It has very good teams, an exceptional level and great players.

"The only problem is all the teams I like in England have good coaches. If any important job comes along I will accept it."

Maradona has been linked with a number of posts in recent months, including the Aston Villa job, but insists he was never in the running to accept a role.

"I want to make it clear that I didn't offer myself for any job, nor did anyone offer me anything," he said.