Diego Maradona has revealed he would like to manage in the Premier League.
Maradona, who took Argentina to the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa, has been linked with a number of positions in recent months, including the previously vacant Aston Villa job.
“Yes, I would like to manage in the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports News. “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.”
But despite being heavily linked with Villa, Maradona maintains that he had no contact with them for a position that was eventually filled by Gerard Houllier.
“I want to make it clear that I didn’t offer myself for any job, nor did anyone offer me anything,” he said.
“But I know I will go back with the national team some day, that is my fate. I’m waiting.”
Maradona remains unhappy about the manner of his exit from the Argentina job.
“They took away the national team from me unfairly,” he said.
“I don’t want to talk about it, it doesn’t deserve any words. I am in too good a mood to talk about people who don’t deserve my words. But I do miss the national team.”