The Argentinian Football Association executive committee unanimously agreed to part company with the 49-year-old after refusing to meet his wish for the retention of his entire South Africa 2010 team.
The 1986 World Cup winner's assistants, particularly Oscar Ruggeri, were heavily criticised by federation president Julio Grondona following the quarter-final exit at the hands of Germany.
And the World Cup winner has now claimed Grondona and director of national teams Carlos Bilardo knew he would never agree to the sacking of any of his staff and therefore their demands were tantamount to sacking him.
"Grondona lied to me. Bilardo betrayed me," said Maradona.
"Having recovered from the sadness of the elimination, we were all ready to go on, knowing that we would have much more time to work.
"After the elimination, Grondona told me in dressing room that he was very happy with my work and wanted me to continue. There were witnesses and players there.
"When we were back in Argentina, things became darker.
"On Monday, I met Grondona and after five minutes he told me he wanted me to continue, but seven of my staff should not go on.
"If he told me that, it meant he did not want me to keep working.
"He knows that it would be impossible for me to continue if my assistants didn't continue too. I defend all of them.
"Maybe some of the people who made this decision thought I would betray them. Maybe it was because they would betray their assistants if they were me. But I will not do that.
"Whoever takes over, he has to know treason is close. Some people here do not love Argentinian football. They take care only of their personal interests and bank accounts."