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Premier League clubs want me: Maradona

January 12, 2011 09:51 IST

Legendary footballer Diego Maradona wants to coach a Premier League club and Blackburn could be the favourites to get him.

Diego MaradonaThe Argentina legend had discussions with Rovers after they sacked Sam Allardyce in December.

"In February I am going to England to listen to a firm offer. If they convince me, I may take it up.

"I am not desperate. I know that some day I will coach another team," The Sun quoted Maradona, as saying.

New Indian owners Venky's put first-team coach Steve Kean in charge until the end of the season after firing Allardyce.

Venky's chairwoman Anuradha Desai said: "We thought about Maradona as a coach after we took over. Talks were at the initial stage then, but there is no development on that front yet."

Blackburn believes Maradona would strengthen their bid to sign South American players after failing to buy Ronaldinho last week.

Source: ANI