Blackburn Rovers’ owners have denied considering Diego Maradona as a possible replacement for Sam Allardyce.
Rovers axed Allardyce on Monday and Maradona became one of the names linked with the vacancy at Ewood Park.
Speculation then grew when Anuradha Desai, chairman of owners Venky’s, admitted that the group had previously held preliminary discussions with the former Argentina coach.
But Desai has now moved to quell any suggestions that Maradona could be the new Blackburn boss, telling The Independent: “This is so something that, because we have offices everywhere, somebody spoke about but it is not true. There is no connection.
“This is something from before we got into the EPL (English Premier League) – he knows one of our friends, but nothing beyond that.
“He is not being considered, not now and forever in the future. I can assure you there is nothing we are having to do with Maradona.”