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December 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Maradona to coach in the Premier League? (news and notes)

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Perusing through the day’s soccer news brought me to a dead halt late Tuesday evening. Somehow I missed it earlier, but it appears as though English Premier League club Blackburn — after recently firing manager Sam Allardyce — has preliminary interest in hiring Maradona to fill the open position.

Wow. Now that would be great fun and surely provide lots of great blog material. Let’s cross our fingers.

To the links:

  • If you can, be sure to go to Fuel Sports Bar at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a joint fundraiser by Sounders FC and some supporters groups to help Colombian flood relief efforts. Fredy Montero and his family have been down there doing what they can amid the natural disaster. Here’s a story on the work, here’s a place you can go to donate and here’s a list of auction items up for bidding at Fuel. There’s no cover, but a donation is suggested. Team players, coaches and staff will be in attendance.
  • Some MLS notes: here’s a Q&A with FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman and D.C. United signed another homegrown player. Chivas USA is also in the news as its VP of Soccer Operations stepped down and the club is narrowing down its coaching search.
  • The Twitter feed of Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter had people talking today as the veteran columnist/editor said Qatar issued out “(legal) bribes” to make sure it was granted the 2022 World Cup. President Sepp Blatter also brought some bad press FIFA’s way with a joke in poor taste.
  • Some other soccer hodgepodge, FOX Sports has extended its CCL rights, there was quite the upset at the Club World Cup to set up an unlikely final and USMNT international Stuart Holden is getting some love after a nice run at Bolton in the EPL.

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