Short Soccer, February 16, 2013

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 5:09am

Celtic wary of old boys in charge at United

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has warned his teammates Dundee United's new management team will make them a dangerous proposition when they visit Parkhead tomorrow. United's new manager, Jackie McNamara, and his assistant Simon Donnelly are familiar faces at Celtic Park having both turned out for the Glasgow giants during their playing days. Mulgrew played alongside McNamara when they were at Wolves together in the 2006-07 season and is wary of the impact he could make at United. "I got on well with Jackie, he's a really nice guy and I'm sure he will be a decent manager at Dundee United," said Mulgrew, whose side are desperate to bounce back from the disappointment of their midweek Champions League defeat by Juventus. "He got off to a great start two weeks ago and he will be trying to build on that so we should be careful when they come to Celtic Park." AFP


Maradona becomes a father again

Diego Maradona's girlfriend Victoria Ojeda has given birth to a boy called Diego Fernando and the Argentine soccer great is now expected to travel back to Buenos Aires to meet his son. "He's a Diego, with a big head and lots of hair," Alfredo Cahe, Maradona's long-time doctor, said. The pregnancy triggered angry exchanges on social media networks between Ojeda, 35, Maradona's ex-wife Claudia Villafane and his daughters Dalma and Giannina. In the 1980s, during his days at Serie A club Napoli in Italy, Maradona fathered another son, called Diego Jnr, who he said was born following a relationship that lasted a day. Maradona, 52, considered one of the most gifted soccer players in history, took up his current post as honorary sports ambassador in Dubai in September, less than two months after being sacked by the United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl. Reuters


Inter's Milito set for another injury break

Inter Milan forward Diego Milito could face another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected knee injury, six minutes into Thursday's Europa League tie against CFR Cluj. Milito only returned to action on Sunday after a month-long spell out due to injury. But only six minutes into the San Siro fixture on Thursday the Argentine was left writhing on the ground in pain having planted his studs into the turf and twisted and bent his knee as he fell to the ground. Milito, who has scored nine goals in 20 league appearances this season, was later carried off on a stretcher and was in tears, AFP