Diego Maradona bids to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager

By Clinton Nyabuto: Thursday, June 6th 2019 at 00:05 GMT +3 | Football
Diego Maradona [Courtesy]

Diego Maradona has affirmed his interest to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager claiming he is the right man for the job.

The 58-year-old said in an interview that he is the right choice to bring back the Red Devils’ glory if the club needs a new manager.

“If Manchester [United] need a coach, I’m the man to do it,” he told FourFourTwo. “I know they sell lots of shirts around the world, but they need to win trophies, too. I can do that for them.”

The Argentinian legend, however, did not have praise for United’s key midfielder Paul Pogba giving all credit to departing Ander Herrera.

“With United, I liked Ander Herrera,” continued the Argentinian. “Paul Pogba? Doesn’t work hard enough.”

The Red Devils appointed Solskjaer as manager on March 28 and the Norwegian had an impressive start at the Old Trafford.

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However, the 46-year-old, who had joined the club in December last year as interim manager, saw his side slump in the latter part of the season with the club settling in the sixth position in the Premier League.

Maradona was in charge of Argentina in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. [Courtesy]

Maradona, who has a history of drug abuse, pointed out that he’s the best choice to replace Solskjaer and restore the club to its winning ways.

The man with the “Hand of God” is currently in charge of Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa after spells as manager at Al-Wasl Sports Club and Al-Fujairah SC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The renowned football legend was also appointed the Argentina boss in 2008 and he led his side to the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup where the team suffered a 4-0 mauling by Germany.

Maradona also savoured a superb playing career featuring for Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli while leading his nation to a World Cup Victory in 1986.

As the Argentinian declared his interest in taking charge of the Theatre of Dreams, he similarly added that the club used to be his favourite English side.

“Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long. So many great players and a great team under Alex Ferguson."

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