Maradona decision next week

Diego Maradona will decide whether to stay on as Argentina coach after a meeting next week, according to the head of the country's football association Julio Grondona. 

Argentina's former captain had been due to meet football association (AFA) chief Julio Grondona this week but the meeting was postponed after Maradona decided to travel to Venezuela where he was expected to meet leftist President Hugo Chavez.

"I got in touch with Diego to arrange a meeting with him on Monday, that's the only thing that's true," Grondona told state news agency Telam.

Grondona rubbished earlier reports that the AFA had already arranged a contract for Maradona to stay on as coach until 2014.

The AFA has confirmed last week that Maradona would be formally invited to carry on as coach until the World Cup in Brazil.

Maradona has kept a low profile since returning from South Africa where his Argentina team were defeated 4-0 by Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals.