Maradona keen on Iraq post, says World Eleven

The Argentine legend has been out of work since leaving Al Wasl earlier this year, but could become the Arab nation's next boss for at least the next six months
Diego Maradona is interested in becoming the head coach of Iraq, according to Hernan Tofoni of World Eleven, the organization that handles the Argentine legend's affairs.

The World Cup winner has been out of work since leaving Al Wasl earlier this year, and the gulf nation role has been vacant since Zico resigned in November.

And the Iraqi Football Association (IFA) has moved for the former Napoli star, who could take charge until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"Two days ago we received the offer and Diego is interested," Tofoni told

"He wants to coach again, but we are still to reach an agreement that suits both parties. However, both he and the Federation are very excited. Between tomorrow and Sunday we will come to a conclusion.

"The IFA's idea is that Maradona's contract, in principle, will last six months. If he does well they could extend his contract until after the World Cup."

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