Diego Maradona not set to coach Iran

Reports that Diego Maradona is keen to manage Iran are wide of the mark as the former Argentina boss prepares to visit the country.

Maradona is believed to favour a move to the English Premier League where he has been linked with Aston Villa of late, but he has also been linked with the coaching position in Iran.

However, Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) president Ali Kaffashian confirmed that Maradona will just be visiting the country after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed him as "His Excellency" for his support of the Islamic republic.

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