BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Diego Maradona, who this week accused his successor as Argentina coach Sergio Batista of accepting bribes, is also tainted by corruption, according to a claim made here Saturday. Gabriel Buono, Maradona's former private secretary, made the accusation, saying of his ex boss: "He talks about bribes but if you are looking for someone who is corrupt the first person is Maradona - I've got all the evidence." Maradona caused a stir on Thursday when alleging that Batista had taken bribes to include certain players in the national team. Batista was sacked after July's Copa America flop on home soil having only replaced Maradona following the 2010 WC, which ended in a quarters thrashing by Germany. He had already been in the Argentine coaching set-up before taking over from Maradona as coach of the senior side having led the Olympic squad to glory at the 2008 Games.