Eurosport - Sat, 26 Jun 13:00:00 2010
Argentina coach Diego Maradona admitted that it would be his "dream" to manage huis former club Napoli.
Maradona - whose national side are being tipped for the World Cup after dominating Group B with a 100 per cent record - was credited with single-handedly leading unfancied Napoli to the Serie A title as a player in 1987 and 1990.
"I hope to be coach of Argentina for many years, but then I would like to fulfil another ambition," he said before Argentina's last-16 clash with Mexico.
"It is and always has been my dream to be coach of Napoli."
Napoli's only Serie A titles came with Maradona as a player and, while they finished sixth last season and thus qualified for the Europa League, he feels the fans deserve better.
"I would love to see the San Paolo packed to the rafters again. I watch Napoli’s games on television and hate to see areas of the stands empty," he added.
"I lived in Italy for seven years, but being in Naples meant it felt like 14. I will always have those people in my heart.
"I know that, now Italy are out, the Neapolitans will support Argentina.
"This is why I adore them and, even if others may criticise, I will never speak ill of Naples."