Agent: There's a 75% chance Maradona will coach Montpellier

The 1986 World Cup star could be on his way back to Europe as the French champions are interested in signing him as their new coach
Diego Maradona's representative Youssef Haijoub has revealed that the Argentine could take charge of Montpellier this summer.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions are in the market for a new coach due to the departure of Rene Girard at the end of the 2012-13 campaign, and they have earmarked Maradona as a potential replacement.

"There's a 75-per-cent chance that Maradona will become Montpellier coach," Haijoub told InfoSport+.

"Maradona wants to come to Montpellier. I don't think there will be a problem. There will be sponsors behind the deal and a budget will be in place.

"We will hold talks and there will perhaps be a meeting between Maradona and the Montpellier president. Diego is a warrior and wants to coach again."

Maradona has been out of work ever since he left Al Wasl in the summer of 2012.