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Maradona not to coach France's Montpellier

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647   //    12 Mar 2013, 00:44 IST

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona

Reigning French Ligue 1 champions Montpellier Hérault Sport Club have decided not to sign Argentinian Diego Armando Maradona as their club coach from next season onwards. Montpellier president Louis Nicollin had revealed last week that he was in talks with Maradona to become the Ligue 1 clubs new coach in place of René Girard, but talks broke down and Nicollin announced today there would be no deal.

“No, Maradona will not come to Montpellier. There are too many agents involved in this affair for my liking,” Nicollin told French paper L’Equipe.

“It’s all a bit of a mess and I have had enough of it. Not of Maradona, but of all the agents involved. The entire story is giving me a headache,” he added.

Maradona, one of the best players of all times, has been struggling as a coach since ending his playing career.

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