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Tevez welcomes El Diego appointment

Carlos Tevez is looking forward to training under incoming Argentina coach Diego Maradona.

The former Napoli forward is expected to be confirmed as the new Albicelestes boss next Tuesday after a meeting of the Argentinian Football Association's executive committee.

And Manchester United striker Tevez believes the country's stars will be queuing up to learn from their idol.

He told Radio La Red: "We could not have a better motivation than having Diego as a coach.

"I'm very happy for him. It's going to be funny. I hope I can get a seat close to him on the bus.

"I'm imagining myself training under him in March."

Tevez believes Maradona will have to work to quickly impose his style on the players.

"He must have an idea of how he wants the team to play," said Tevez.

"Now that Diego's the coach, he should think more with his head than his heart.

"I don't think it'll be easy because I know his temperament."

He added to Fox Sports: "I think he'll want to come onto the pitch with us. I know him very well and I'm sure it'll be that way.

"Managing a group like ours isn't easy, as we're all key figures for our clubs.

"It won't be easy when he has to tell me, Roman (Riquelme) or (Lionel) Messi that he needs us all together all weekend when we want to see our families."


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