Saturday, December 14, 2013
Maradona offered $100,000 to wear Iran shirt
accepts a bizarre offer from the Iranian FA, according toIrish Mirror.
The Argentina legend has been offered a reported $100,000 to unveil
the new Iran national team shirt in January as the Middle-Eastern
nation prepare for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
However, the offer comes with a catch.
As part of the proposal reported by news agency IRNA, the World Cup
winner would also have to wear the Iranian shirt when the Lions take
on his native Argentina on June 21.
The game, scheduled for Belo Horizonte, could be the one that secures
World Cup progress for the Albiceleste, but 'el Diego' is now mulling
over the generous proposition that would likely cause uproar in his
Meanwhile, reports in Argentina claim that Maradona is being
considered as a replacement for under-pressure Spurs boss Andre
The extravagant 53 year-old was last involved in management at UAE
side Al-Wasl, but has enjoyed little success in a coaching career in
which the highlight was a quarter-final exit from the 2010 World Cup.
Clarín, the largest newspaper in Argentina, claims that Maradona "is
one of the candidates" to take over from Andre Villas-Boas at White
However, the prospect of a shrewd businessman like Daniel Levy
plumping for as extreme and divisive a character as 'el Diego' is very
unlikely and the former Napoli, Boca Juniors and Barcelona star will
be forced to make his money through other ways.