World Cup Analysis: What's your take on Maradona's managerial role?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
June 29, 2010 10:41pm CST
Diego Maradona the argentine great was ridiculed by a lot of people when he took over the job of Argentina's head coach. A lot of the people had said that he was not good enough. But after seeing Argentina's progress so far, they have had to eat a humble pie, while much higher rated coaches have had to bite the dust. What do you think is working out for Maradona? His iconic status? Just plain luck? Or a great team? Cheers! Ram
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@bangamed (98)
• Indonesia
30 Jun 10
With so many champions within the squad, Argentina should have no serious technical and tactical difficulties. The only thing they need, I suppose, must be a person who can unite all of these resources to reach maximum output, a motivator, a role model on and off the pitch. And Maradona, not so surprisingly, can do all of them.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jun 10
Yes, I think that was the secret of Klinsmann in the last world cup and this world cup both Dunga and Maradona are thriving on this. Cheers! Ram
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
1 Jul 10
And with so many champions, there is the danger of the ego disrupting the team unity. But there on top of them, is arguably one of the best player, if not the best player in the World have seen. For whatever ego the current squad have, they will mellow in front of him.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Jul 10
Exactly. Cheers! Ram
• Romania
9 Jul 10
I think Maradona is a good coach only for a Argentinian team because he knows how to talk with the players and be friendly to them. As far as Argentina team is concerned I think it is a great team but they were so poor in the match against Germany.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Jul 10
Yes, I think that was their one bad match, unfortunately at that stage it really cost them their tournament. Cheers! Ram
• China
30 Jun 10
As a coach Diego Maradona may not have great achievements, but he has the desire to win every games just like when he was a player. I think he will lead Argentina to the top of world.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jun 10
Yes, you can see his desire on the touchline. Everytime any Argentine player heads the ball, Maradona does an action reply on the touchline. It is great to see him enjoy it out there. Cheers! Ram
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
30 Jun 10
I find Maradona somewhat similar to Mourinho. Both manager/coach are loud and love the attention. Apparently, the media loves to focus on them and not their teams. This have help to divert attention away from the team and as a result, they are able to concentrate on their play without extra pressure.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jun 10
With one major difference, Mourinho plans strategies, Maradona doesn't players worry about strategies :) Cheers! Ram
• United States
30 Jun 10
I think it is that he has the love and respect of his players, They Know he has been on the pitch and won and that goes a long way to get and keep a player's attention and he is passionate about the game and that passion is passed to the players. Each player seems to be not only a great player but they are enjoying their World Cup experience. And The Argentines Are playing as a team, not like a group of stars. I think Maradona is the reason.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jun 10
Yes, he is one guy who can go to any player and say that I am leaving you out and the player cannot turn back and ask what have you done to ask me to stay out!! :) Cheers! Ram
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• United Arab Emirates
30 Jun 10
People had been criticising him bcos of the hand of god. They always had a bad impression of him being a unfair player. He is a motivator, he is a winner. he has seen those tough times those ups and downs in life and has come out as a winner. He is one of the greatest players in the world no doubt. And he has the ability to lead Argentina to this world cup victory. Lets wait and watch.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jun 10
I think he is an icon. At this stage you do not need a coach as the players are usually really good enough. What you need is a motivator and as you pointed out he is very good at that!! Cheers! Ram