Maradona announces 'mourning is over'

Updated: 2011-01-19 10:17


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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- Diego Maradona says he is finally over his long mourning period following his removal as Argentina's national team coach and is ready to move on.

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Speaking to reporters Tuesday in Argentina's coastal resort city Mar del Plata, the 50-year-old Maradona said "the mourning is over", six months on from the World Cup when he led Argentina to the quarterfinals before a loss to Germany.

He said he planned to travel to England later this month, saying he had a commitment without offering any specifics.

There has been speculation that Maradona could take over the coaching job at English Premier League club Blackburn.


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