Blackburn owners confirm talks with Diego Maradona



No seriously. What appeared to be idle rumour in yesterday’s papers is actually, amazingly, true – Venky’s Group, the new owners of Blackburn Rovers, have had a sit down talk with Diego Maradona with a view to him taking a managerial role at the club.

Mirror Football quote Venky’s chairwoman Anuradha Desai as saying last night:

We thought about Maradona as a coach after we took over. Talks were at the initial stage then, but there is no development on that front yet.

For now, the current coach will be the manager till the end of the season. There is no question of signing anyone for such a short time.

These Venky’s lot are utterly, utterly mad.

Davids Sullivan and Gold, hand in your passes at the door – we’ve found a new set of eccentric owners to laugh at.

4 responses so far
  • Dazinho // December 15, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Blackburn would literally be better off with a monkey in charge.

    The man is a cheat and couldn’t win one of the most mediocre world cups in history with a team including Messi, Tevez, Higuan and Aguero.

    I expect Blackburn to be gracing League 2 very soon.

  • Really? // December 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Yeah right…

    And as his first signing he has convinced Tevez to sign a ten year deal with Blackburn FC!

  • Really? // December 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

    @ Dazinho

    Doesnt matter how he performed at the WC with Argentina tbh.

    [s]Barcelona[/s] Spain were unbeatable

  • Dazinho // December 16, 2010 at 11:21 am


    Yes, I suppose you’re right; Spain were unbeatable, except for the game they lost of course.

    But you’d think Argentina would be better than a 4-0 defeat to German. And let’s not forget that with Maradona in charge they only just managed to qualify for the WC at all, finishing fourth in their group; and he managed them to a 6-1 defeat against Bolivia, which matched the worst margin of defeat in the country’s history.

    So actually then, probably not that good at all.

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