Diego Maradona has put in a bid to manage Aston Villa, with claims that the Argentinian legend would be happy to move to England if he got the job.

Maradona’s European spokesman Walter Soriano said: “Diego is very attracted to English football and the way of life in your country and I know he would be very willing to move there.

“He loves the English countryside and your respect for privacy, so he would be very happy there, especially at a big club like Aston Villa.

“If the owner Randy Lerner wants to make him a serious offer, I’m sure he’d get a very positive response.”

Maradona is currently out of work after being sacked as Argentina manager in July, while Aston Villa are manager-less following Martin O’Neill’s exit last week.

Maradona’s ‘Hand of God‘ goal against England at the 1986 World Cup is still a bone of contention for many England fans…