In the end, Diego Maradona could not create history in this world cup football 2010 as his team crashed out from the quarterfinal. The fans felt disappointed but they were more or less happy with their coach. Now, the question comes whether Maradona should continue to be the coach of
national football team. Argentina
There is no doubt that Maradona is one of the two greatest players of all time- the other being Pele. Even as a coach, he is not bad. He took charge of
football team at a time when the team was struggling even to qualify for World Cup 2010. There were some world class players in the team but they were not performing well as a unit. There was a lot of criticism against Messi that he was not trying his best for the country. Argentina
Maradona successfully led his team to qualify for the FIFA 2010. There were some elements of luck too. Anyway, in FIFA 2010,
won all the matches in their Group and scored 7 goals and conceded just one in the group stage. Then, in the round of 16, they defeated Argentina comprehensively 3-1. Mexico
Up to that stage, it was like a fairy tale run- winning all the four matches. Then they suffered humiliating defeat against
in the quarterfinal. The main success of Maradona was that he could bring the best out of Messi and Tevez. Germany
Even the journalists and football experts praised Maradona during the world cup and they found little fault with his strategy. So, it shows that he is not a bad coach. He can surely improve and become a better and more successful coach in the next 4 years until World Cup 2014 which is going to be held in
On the negative side, it seems that Diego Maradona is more consumed with emotion rather than strategy or tactics. A coach needs to be a calm type of person who can calculate very well both on and off the pitch. He might have some lacking in this department.
The next major tournament
is going to play is Copa America 2011 and it will take place next year in July. So, whether Maradona stays or not as the coach of national team until that time, it is important to work on the weak points of the national team. Argentine defense looked very weak in FIFA 2010. The midfield was not impressive. Argentina
So, even if Maradona is not kept as the coach of national team, he should be given the job of working with some midfield players to develop the players.