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.
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