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Maradona urges Boca Juniors to move for Pochettino

Gimnasia manager and Argentina icon Diego Maradona says Mauricio Pochettino should take charge of Boca Juniors.

Pochettino has been linked with Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Manchester United since he was sacked by Tottenham last month.

But Maradona thinks Pochettino should return to his homeland with Boca after Gustavo Alfaro stepped down as manager.

"I will not go to Boca… because I repeat that I do not agree with those who will manage the club," Maradona told Ole. "The president [Jorge Amor Ameal] was already there and it was a disaster, he surrounded himself with [vice-president Mario Pergolini] who believes that he can handle the club.

"And Roman... a club is not run within the locker room. It's much harder than stopping the ball, giving a pass or kicking a free-kick.

"Boca have to take a technician to play and feel what Boca is. It's not easy to sit in that chair. The best of all is Maradona [laughs].

"But now I will not go, there at some point it happens. But I would like Mauricio Pochettino. You have to call him and convince him to come to lead the biggest team in the world."

Maradona added: " I want to finish in the best way. First I want to save Gymnasia [from relegation], then we'll see."

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