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Forget the elections about to be held in the Canada/Mexico area, forget the way the Dow Jones and the FTSE are chasing each other up and down like a pair of territorial squirrels who both want the same tree trunk, something really newsworthy is happening.

Argentina have apparently picked a new manager for their national football team, and it is the one, the only: Diego Maradona.

Employing a man with minimal management experience, who is a drug cheat, a cheat cheat, a political radical, a cocaine user, someone whose weight problem lead to him having a gastric bypass: what could possibly go wrong?

It’s as though they saw Newcastle United pick Kevin Keegan as manager and thought ‘Call that soap opera? Hell, we can do better than that.’

[Seriously, though, watch the video: it’s four and a half minutes of pure joy. Even when he’s scoring against England.]

2 Comments

  1. 29 October 2008 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    That’s an astonishing decision! But that video is indeed terrific.

  2. Harry
    29 October 2008 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    If he’s half as good a manager as he was a player, Argentina could be the team to beat at the next World Cup. But there doesn’t seem to be any reason to think he will be.

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