A rumour that Diego Maradona was set to take over the Palestine national football team started yesterday after a numberofuncitedclaims were made by news outlets suggesting that "Palestinian media" had linked the former World Cup winner with the job.
But as with any hearsay surrounding 'El Diego', a certain amount of caution needs to be exercised.
Although Maradona is thought to be a supporter of the Palestinian cause, the head of the territory's football federation has admitted that no talks have actually taken place.
As far as I know I'm the President of the Palestinian Federation and I don't know anything about this.
If he knocks on our door, we'll take it seriously.