Maradona in talks to coach Honduras

Tegucigalpa, October 26:

Diego Maradona is in talks with the Honduras soccer federation over becoming national team coach. The federation said on Thursday it opened talks with the former Argentina captain, who would aim to lead the Central American nation at the 2010 World Cup. Honduras has only made it to one World Cup — in Spain in 1982.

“We would like to know Maradona’s intentions so we can analyze whether we are able economically to contract him as a coach,” federation president Rafael Leonardo Callejas said, adding that the federation would make a decision next week. Maradona arrived in Honduras on Wednesday to play a friendly against former Honduras players as part of a tour known as “Showbol,” a seven-a-side, small-field exhibition.