Montpellier eye up Maradona

Montpellier chairman Louis Nicollin says that he would be open to talks with Diego Maradona about becoming the next manager of the French side.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 11:49 Post Comment

Diego Maradona: Montpellier chairman Louis Nicollin open to talks

Diego Maradona: Montpellier chairman Louis Nicollin open to talks

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Current boss Rene Girard's contract is due to expire in June and reports suggest he will depart the club after leading them to the Ligue 1 title last season.

Maradona is currently out of work and Nicollin admitted that he would welcome a meeting with the 52-year old.

"I know for weeks that Maradona is thinking to coach in Europe and maybe with us. If he wants to come and talk with us, we would welcome him with pleasure; we are in contact with his representatives. I am very keen to meet him," the chairman told L'Equipe.

"If he would accept for the minimum wages, we would hire him. I would find him a villa, it is out of the question to make him live in my house, otherwise if he comes to talk, we would prepare a nice press conference and I want more journalists than for the David Beckham press conference in Paris."

The Argentine's agent, Youssef Haijoub, revealed that the Montpellier post is something which interests Maradona too.

"Maradona almost signed in Iraq, but refused for security reasons. Since he is not managing Al-Wasl, he really wants to work in Europe. He had first contact with Italian and English sides, but he is attracted by Montpellier," he said in an interview with L'Equipe.

"It is a club with history, trophies and several South American players in its group. He told me: 'Youssef, rush on with it and work fine on that case.' Mr Nicollin is attracted too and I am convinced they could get on very fine together."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: It's only a matter of time before John Terry gets new contract

John Terry will definitely stay at Chelsea beyond the end of his current deal, Jose Mourinho says.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to make permanent move to AC Milan ahead of Atletico Madrid return

Fernando Torres will join Milan permanently on January 5 ahead of his expected return to Atletico Madrid.

Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace after run of one win in 12 games

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace, with Keith Millen placed in charge for Sunday's trip to QPR.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property