Maradona New Argentine Manager

Diego Maradona will shortly be introduced as the new Argentine manager.

Maradona – new Argentine manager

Jonas Gutierrez and his fellow Newcastle team-mate and international colleague Fabricio Coloccini could both be part of Maradona’s World Cup dream for Argentina.

Jonas told the Chronicle today:

“It was good to beat West Brom, but we knew that Diego Maradona was coming to manage our country and that it may be happening, so it had been the talk of the changing room.”

“Diego Maradona is our best ever player and we now have him as manager.” “Playing under him would be very good for me.” “It would be a big honor to play for one of my boyhood heroes.”

“It would be for all the players and he can make us better players.”

We’re not sure how Maradona will do Argentina’s coach because management is a lot different from playing of course, and some good players do not make good managers – like Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore as three examples, from the England World Cup winning side.

Gutierrez has continued his recovery from a broken collarbone, which he picked up playing for Argentina against Peru a month or so ago.

The former Real Mallorca player added:

“It was good to be back at St James’ Park, but more importantly to get three points.” “We wanted to win the match for the fans.” “It was long wait for everyone since August – it’s a long time, but I felt before that if we won we could have some peace and quiet!”

“It was very good to have such a great start and to get two goals.” “It gave us a good platform for the second half.” “We did very well to hold on. Before today it had been difficult to make goals, so then after that we played to keep the ball.” “The only problem we had was when they scored near the end.”

Jonas then talked about how his collar bone was feeling following last night’s game:

“My injury feels a lot better.” “I think it will feel better again in the next game against Aston Villa.” “I did not play for one month and I knew that I would be stronger and stronger.”

“So the way it feels at the moment is normal.” “The other thing is the more you play, the better it feels.”

Jonas looked really class at time and the way he turned their right-back inside out was a joy to watch – and I nearly fell off my seat as I followed Jonas’ moves – he had me going the wrong way too. 😀

Jonas is a class player and he’ll be a big player for us this year, and the lad is already very popular on Tyneside.

Comments always welcome.

76 comments so far

  • p

    Oct 29, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1


    (new hand of god?)

  • cause I got the girth

    Oct 29, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #2

    bet Maradona has sniffed more coke off prostitutes arses then I have blinked!

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 29, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Hope he teaches them more skill and less drugs.great player sign him for free or part exchange for butt and shola

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    There now, see who we missed out on!!

    Trouble is, snortin the coke, it’s the froth up the nose!!!


    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Jonas has been a great breath of fresh air,hope we get players of his calibre in January……
    here`s hoping :-))))))))))))


    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #6

    He maybe could have been our manager,that would make us an attacking team of unbelievable sorts

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #7

    in theory he should be a good manager

    commands instant respect

    very passionate

    seems as though he would be a good motivator

    only question is how good will his tactics be

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Jonas played brilliant last night

    Did you see him sprinting back to defend just after he’d nearly scored!

    Thats true commitment


    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    One of the greats as a player.
    Problem is he was never a stable character and hardly a role model, other than on the field.
    It remains to be seen how he will do, certainly wish him luck, but feel it will end up with tears and recrimination.

  • Bill F

    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Has he ever been in a management or coaching position, I suspect it’s a bit like the situation where Gazza tried it. It would be hard to fail with the calibre of player the Argentines have, should be interesting if nothing else.

  • lacedaemonian

    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Hope he comes to the Toon to check on our Argie lads. My favourite player ever!!!

  • Bill F

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed, someone is trying to steal my name on comment 10, as you know ive been on this site for a long long time now, kick him off please this has happened before!

  • m.

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #13

    drug addict, and cheater. but a true great inside the pitch.

  • james L

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #14

    i hope if maradona does cum to st james’s he tells kinear (if still incharge) to get theese possibly available argentinians:

    burdisso. collocini’s ‘freind’ 4million
    sorin. free free
    saviola. we need a goal scorer 6 million

  • james L

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #15

    oh and insua

  • Toon_Ksk

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #16

    He won’t last more than 5 games.

  • 51times

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t think he’ll do well as a manager, but as the others have said he was unrivalled on the football pitch.

  • Bill F

    Oct 29, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Of course James L . because thats what national team managers do you know! have a biscuit

  • Bill F

    Oct 29, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #19

    I am the original Bill F as you will be aware Ed. But as the pseud has pointed out it has happened before so the ball is in your court. Frankly I can’t be bothered so pseud do whatever you want.

  • Obafan

    Oct 29, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Is there any recent news about the sell of our club. Cause there could be a breakthrough this week.

    The faster it takes place the better, cause we need more quality to be added in January.

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #21

    what do we want 2nites scores 2 be?

    to benefitt the toon

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #22

    thats a fantastic effort and a brilliant goal from david Bentley. i dont like spurs, and i dont particularly like him, but hats off to even taking the chance.
    Come on now arsenal, thump them.

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #23


  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #24

    arsenal need to win

    and i hate to say it but we need sunderland to win

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #25

    COme on arsenal 2-1. Never thought I would want sunderland to win too

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #26

    ed just a suggestion please put up an article when spurs or sunderland lose

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #27

    ed just kidding

    i am just happy that spuds are losing


    are u here

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #28


    stoke are winning as well as fulham!

    I think we’ll be back in the zone!

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #29

    now its official

    spurs are in DEEP TROUBLE

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #30

    unless everton can grab a goal we’re bak in the zone!

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #31

    We are in the zone unless we win the next 4 games

  • skin d

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #32

    bollox we,re back in the bottom three.

  • skin d

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #33

    spurs equalise 4-4

  • skin d

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #34

    eveton win 0-1

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #35

    what on earth were arsenal doing there

    they want to win the league………
    i have no words

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #36

    i guess we are 17 th

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #37

    that was disgraceful from arsenal. How when you’re 4-2 up going into the 89th min do you give away 2 goals.
    Spurs still 3 points behind us are they not, but are we back in the dropzone?

  • skin d

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #38

    we,re 4th bottom

  • skin d

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #39

    ffs the only time you want the mackems to get a result and they balls it up.

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #40

    yap we are 17th

    but what a game…..
    for the first time after a long time i am thinking why did we let jenas go????
    and i saw arsene wenger’s face

    somebody gonna get a hurt real bad!!!! somebody

    what the hell was almunia doing…. arsene get a decent keeper in if u want to win the league


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