The AFA has played dirty tricks on me. I should have also been the Argentina coach at the World Cup [at Brazil 2014]. But the current leaders of the association understand as much about football as Pakistan does. They don’t have a clue at all. To clarify: There are certainly many good things in Pakistan, but I have never seen them play a World Cup final. I say: The current association leaders in Argentina are the same as Pakistan.”

Diego Maradona, who was sacked in 2010 following Argentina’s chaotic 2010 World Cup campaign, is still convinced that he is the right man to lead the country.