Diego Maradona gets the nod to coach Iran

IT TAKES little to fuel speculation surrounding Diego Maradona, but one nod from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was enough for a newspaper to report he is in line to coach Iran.

"President Ahmadinejad: Maradona might be head coach of the national team," read the front page headline in Iranian daily Ebtekar. "When asked about reports of Maradona becoming Iran's new head coach, he (President Ahmadinejad] nodded his head," the newspaper reported.