The president of
"He took over at a very difficult moment and he qualified, which is important," he told Radio Mitre. "And he finished fifth, better than in other World Cups - all of that should be valued."
And Grondona believes Maradona deserves to continue in the post.
"It seems to me to be only correct that he stay on, I don't see why not," he said.
One of Maradona's assistants, former
"His name was put forward by me, but we had lots of problems," Grondona said.
"And I'll tell you something you may find funny - he was the defensive coach," the president added, alluding to the catastrophic defeat at the hands of
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