Maradona eyes Aston Villa top job

August 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 16 (ANI): Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona is eying a return to management by replacing Martin O’Neill as Aston Villa’s next manager.

“Diego is very attracted to English football and the way of life in your country and I know he would be very willing to move there, especially at a big club like Aston Villa,” The Sun quoted his European spokesman Walter Soriano, as saying.

“If the owner Randy Lerner wants to make him a serious offer, I’m sure he’d get a very positive response,” he added.

It would require Maradona to beat Martin Jol, Sven Goran Eriksson and caretaker-boss Kevin MacDonald to land the post.

Lerner is seeking a new permanent manager at Villa Park after Martin O’Neill quit just days before the start of the new Barclays Premier League season.

Kevin MacDonald was in caretaker charge as Villa began the new campaign with a convincing 3-0 win against West Ham. (ANI)

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