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Diego Maradona

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Great Players, Failed Coaches

Diego Maradona’s ouster as Argentina’s soccer coach renews the debate over great players and their potential to be great coaches. As this Sports Illustrated article points out, Maradona’s recent experience as a World Cup coach ended far less successfully than his stint as World Cup player. And so it is with many athletes. So often […]

Great Players, Bad Coaches

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has joined a long tradition of star athletes who never made it in a coaching or managing role. Maradona’s troubles, featured in Time magazine, resemble those of hockey star Wayne Gretzky, who resigned this year after an unsuccessful run as Phoenix Coyotes coach. To be fair to Gretzky, the team […]