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.