FA used Terry issue to get rid of Capello: Maradona

Argentine legend Maradona accuses English board of using Terry issue as an excuse to get rid of the Italian

Argentine legend Diego Maradona  lashed out at the Football Association in the wake of Fabio Capello's shock resignation. "The English FA used the Terry excuse to get rid of him," Maradona professed.

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

"They were not happy with his performance and they saw this as the perfect opportunity to make him leave," the Al Wasl manager said after his team's 1-0 win over Bani Yas in the UAE Pro League yesterday. England will be managed by caretaker Stuart Pearce in their friendly against Holland later this month.

Don't want Eng job
While it's unlikely that the man responsible for the infamous 'Hand of God' goal in the 1986 World Cup would ever receive the offer, the 51-year-old affirmed that he would "absolutely not" accept the now-vacant England coaching position.

Maradona did, however, express interest in managing former Argentine club Boca Juniors once current manager Juilo Falcioni steps down, while continuing to deny that he has been approached for the vacant UAE coaching position.



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