Maradona: I no longer want to work in football

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has revealed he no longer wants to work in football.

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona. Photograph: Fernando Llano/AP

The former Al Wasl coach has spoken of his disillusionment with the game following the dismissal and swift replacement of Matias Almeyda by River Plate.

“After how disgusted I was with the way they fired `Pelado` Almeyda and by Sunday they had Ramon Diaz, I no longer want to work in soccer,” he told Racio Nacional.

“To present the new coach in three days, it disgusts me. I don`t want to do it again.”

Elsewhere in Argentina, the former Boca Juniors favourite refused to be drawn on the subject of Juan Roman Riqueleme`s future with the club, instead stressing the player`s need to find a new team while he still has the ability to play football.

“What happened between Riquelme, [Carlos] Bianchi and [Daniel] Angelici is their problem. What I think is that he has to play again. I don`t think for Boca, but he has to return to play.”

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