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Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been named director of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata – the first training job in his homeland.
Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning captain, the 58-year-old, takes charge until the season’s close.
Gimnasia – nicknamed El Lobo, which means’the Wolf’ – are bottom of the Primera Division.
“Star of world soccer Diego Maradona has even signed his name also also can be the new trainer of Gimnasia,” the team said.
Maradona, who shared Fifa’s Player of the 20th-century award with Brazilian excellent Pele, takes.
He left his previous managerial role of Mexico second division ensemble Dorados de Sinaloa in June, after failing to secure promotion into the upper flight, citing issues with his health.
“Finally it is now official,” Maradona composed on Instagram. “I am very pleased to be the new trainer of Gimnasia.
“I need to thank the president Gabriel Pellegrino for this chance and say to all the lovers that we will work with our hearts and spirits for El Lobo.”
Maradona role is his club management job; he was in charge of the national team for a couple of years in 2008, shooting them.
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