maradona2.jpgThe Argentine Football Association, AFA, has confirmed that Diego Maradona’s reign as Argentina coach has ended.


Maradona admitted that he wanted to stay in the job ahead of a meeting with AFA president Julio Grondona on Monday, but after he rejected demands to change his backroom team, AFA voted not to renew his deal and made Under-20 coach Sergio Batista caretaker boss.

Argentina crashed out of the 2010 World Cup finals at the quarter-final stage, where they lost 4-0 to Germany.

Since taking the job in November 2008, Maradona, was considered by many as the greatest footballer in history, won eight and lost seven of his 15 games in charge of La Albiceleste.