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Diego Maradona interested in Portsmouth job, Manchester City target Ashley Young

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Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona to Portsmouth
Not-a-real-doctor Sulaiman al-Fahim made his love of the Argentinean gaffer clear back in March, and the Daily Star believe the new Pompey owner will try to persuade him to quit his job to become ‘Global Ambassador’ of the club.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Incredibly, Maradona’s lawyer Angel Oscar Moyano has spoken out in support of the move:

“He has got top players ready and he is even ready to leave the Argentine ­national team.

“He wants to build a strong team for which he offers his mediation for signing players of top level, who with the support of Diego will be willing to come to ­Portsmouth.”

John Terry to Manchester City
The Citizens’ pursuit of the England captain is getting ri-god-damn-diculous now. The Daily Mail are now saying the club are prepared to pay him £1m a month (!) and will offer £50m, or “whatever it takes ” to get their man.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: You have to admire their persistence, but we still don’t think it’s going to happen.

Ashley Young to Manchester City
The Express believe City are also lining up an £18m bid for Ashley Young, the man who Tottenham have thus far failed to tempt.

The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Martin O’Neill has already said he will not sell Young to a club on a ‘similar level’ for any less than £30m, so they’re going to have to come back with a better offer. And something tells us they will.

3 responses so far
  • TottenhamDan // July 23, 2009 at 9:32 am

    My bet on Pompey to go down will look even tastier if Maradona becomes their manager.

  • jose // July 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    If Maredona leaving before WC= Disaster for ARG

  • Sven // July 26, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    What does a Global Ambassador do? Do they achieve more or less than a Director of Football?

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