EXCLUSIVE: Diego Maradona wants Portsmouth job, lawyer claims

Superstar said to be ready to work with Sulaiman Al Fahim.
By Anil Bhoyrul
Wed 22 Jul 2009 12:50 PM

Soccer legend Diego Maradona is willing to quit his job as Argentina’s manager to join Portsmouth as a “global ambassador”, according to his lawyer.

In emails seen by Arabian Business, Angel Oscar Moyano says the superstar is interested in working with the newly owned Premier League team, in a wide role that will see him responsible for guiding the team, and bringing in new players.

Moyano says that Maradona wants to help build a strong team “for which he offers his mediation for signing players of top level [sic] who with the support of Diego Armando Maradona, will be ready to come to Portsmouth FC.”

He adds that “he´s got all top players ready and even he´s [sic] ready to leave Argentine National team.”

The email also mentions the names of four international stars that Maradona says he is willing to bring to the club, which was taken over this week by UAE tycoon Sulaiman Al Fahim.

Sources close to Al Fahim say they are aware of the correspondence but did not wish to comment further.

Last month Al Fahim announced plans to open a Maradona Sports Café in the UAE next year. Al Fahim is also a close friend of Maradona’s cousin Remigio, with both men working for the UN as goodwill ambassadors.

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