Thursday, December 20, 2012

You Know Your Career Has Taken a Nose Dive When...

Update: 9:00 AM 12/21/2012: Iraq's national soccer team is now denying reports that it's negotiating with Maradona. If that is the case, Maradona's career is in even worse shape than I believed.

You know your career has taken a nose dive when you’re next coaching gig is possibly coaching the Iraqi soccer team. The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that Diego Maradona is the top candidate to coach the Iraqi soccer program. My response to that is; ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Diego Maradona has had his fair share of problems. He's had drug use issues, he's had other personal issues and his last couple of gigs haven’t worked out too well. He couldn't possibly screw this up, could he? We're talking about Diego Maradona. He's not the brightest bulb around.

I'm sure he'll figure out a way to outlast his welcome and screw things up for the Iraqi team. The expectations in Iraq have to be rock bottom don't you think? If there ever was an opportunity for a position to pan out for the failure known as Diego Maradona this is it.

I can't see Diego receiving another offer if this coaching stint fails. I think that he'll have to be highly successful for another team to give him a look after this position is over. It's not like he's coaching a well-respected program.

If you're Maradona, what is going through your mind as you pack your bags for Baghdad? If you are a normal person, you're reflecting on your life and being honest with yourself. You would be thinking how you would do things differently and you would also tell yourself that your name will only take you so far.

That would be a normal person but Diego is probably angry with everyone but himself. He is probably blaming every boss he’s had for his failures. He’s probably not owning up to his mistakes. He’s probably not looking at this gig as an opportunity but a prison sentence.

I'll be honest; this is a tough spot for Diego. Baghdad wouldn't be on my top 1,000 destinations. I don't think that I would consider taking the job. It just wouldn't be worth it for me.

Diego will have to be on his best behavior. There will be no room for error here. He will have to be a model person, citizen and employee. He will need to listen to authority figures. He will be on a tight leash.

I've never been a fan of Maradona's so I think this is hilarious. I can't wait to see how things turn out in Iraq for Mr. Maradona but I'm definitely not confident that it will work out too well.

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