Re­port: Maradona to con­tinue as Ar­gentina coach

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING - From wire re­ports

Diego Maradona will re­port­edly re­main as coach of Ar­gentina’s na­tional team, a de­ci­sion he is ex­pected to an­nounce next week af­ter meet­ing with Ar­gen­tine Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Julio Gron­dona. Ar­gentina was knocked out in the World Cup quar­ter­fi­nals by Ger­many, 4-0.

Ger­many coach Joachim Loew agreed to a two-year con­tract ex­ten­sion and will stay on through the 2012 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship in Poland and Ukraine. Loew led Ger­many’s young team to a third-place fin­ish at the World Cup.

Diego Maradona

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