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Portsmouth looking to put their Premiership future in God's Hand

Friday, July 24, 2009

Many heads were turned by the surprise announcement from the oldest club in the Football League, Notts County, that former England and Mexico boss Sven Goran Eriksson was to assume the role of Director of Football at the club. However, Portsmouth's Arab owners have apparently today requested that football legend Diego Maradona, notoriously known for his silky skills and hand of God goal against England, step down from his post as Argentina manager to take a job as Pompey's "global ambassador".

According to the Daily Star, Sulaiman Al Fahid who earlier this month completed a £60 million takeover at Fratton Park, believes that Maradona is the right man to attract world class footballer's to come and play in a Portsmouth jersey. Surprisingly, sources close to the infamous Argentinean legend claim that Maradona has expressed an interest to work alongside Sulaiman Al Fahid.

"At Napoli, he started from scratch and built a club. He has the power to transform football teams." - Sulaiman Al Fahid, Portsmouth owner.

Portsmouth have said that they can make no further comment on the situation while Maradona is still employed by the Argentinean Football Association.

In other Portsmouth related news, Rafa Benitez is reportedly keeping tabs on towering striker Peter Crouch while on tour with the Liverpool squad in Thailand. Crouch who only left the Reds for Portsmouth last year in a deal worth £11 million is seen as a viable option to replace outgoing striker Andriy Voronin. It was originally thought Voronin would stay at Anfield and fight for his place in the Liverpool first 11 after a successful loan spell at German club Hertha Berlin, however increasing interest from Germany could tempt Benitez to cash in on Voronin at the right time.


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