BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Newspaper polls suggest nine in 10 Argentines don't want Diego Maradona back as coach of Argentina's national soccer team.
Maradona said Friday he wanted to return and would consider getting rid of his much-criticized assistants. He was almost pleading in a TV interview, saying "I'd give my life'' to have the job again.
A poll in the Saturday edition of the newspaper Clarin found that 91.1 percent of about 10,000 people who responded did not want him back. In a similar poll by the newspaper La Nacion, 93 percent of the 6,185 who replied were against Maradona's return.
Argentina's famous No. 10 was dismissed as coach after a 4-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Sergio Batista is the interim coach.
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