Maradona dismisses Pompey link

26 July 2009 03:22
Diego Maradona has dismissed speculation he is about to leave his job as Argentina boss in favour of a role with Portsmouth. His denial comes after Arabian Business magazine this week quoted a lawyer, Angel Oscar Moyano, as saying the Argentina legend would give up his present job to act as a "global ambassador" for Pompey, who have just been taken over by Abu Dhabi billionaire Sulaiman al-Fahim. But Maradona has rubbished the claim, telling sports daily paper Ole he is committed to the national side for at least the next two years. He said: "In no way would I abandon ship. Light blue and white blood runs through my veins "I'll say more. I've signed the contract and agreed to coach (the team) at the Copa America in 2011." Maradona will be keen to lift the Copa America as he did not win the trophy as a player. He captained Argentina, then world champions, to fourth place in the 1987 Copa America, the last time it was held in his country.

Source: SKY_Sports