Speaking to the press today, Gabriel Batistuta has denied the reports saying that he’s running for Governor of Santa Fe, Argentina in 2011, he said he won’t be able to do it, the job requires someone who is qualified and he is not. He added that he would do anything to support Argentina, a place where he has chosen to live in with his family and obtained success as a football player but he thinks there are many young, intelligent and honest citizens who are qualified to be the Governor of Santa Fe. He continued saying that he is honored and flattered by the thought and thankful that he is offered the opportunity but in his opinion he is not qualified take the role.

In other news, the AFA has decided not to renew Maradona’s contract as Argentina’s coach, however, there will be no imminent decision on who will be the new coach. The AFA stated: “Once the Annual Assembly is completed [in the month of October], a National Selection Committee will be convened”.

The declaration means that current caretaker Sergio Batista will continue in charge until possibly the end of the year, with a new face entering in 2011 in preparation for next year’s Copa America.