(Picture: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images
(Picture: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

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.

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