Diego Maradona Appointed Manager Of Mexican Second-division Club Dorados

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Diego Maradona has been appointed manager of Mexican second-division team Dorados

The club issued a short video on their social media channels with the messages “Welcome Diego,” and “Make it a 10,” the Argentina great’s shirt number as a player.

Dorados, who are based in Sinaloa state in northwest Mexico, gave no further details, Mexican newspapers said Maradona had been hired to replace Francisco Gamez.

Dorados fired Gamez earlier on Thursday after a poor start to the season that brought three points out of a possible 15. They are 13th in the 15-team league, joint bottom of the table.

The 57-year-old has had short stints coaching clubs in Argentina and the United Arab Emirates but his longest spell in charge was with Argentina, who he led at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Dorados’ goalkeeper, Gaspar Servio, welcomed Maradona’s appointment.

“That one of the greatest of all time and the top idol that we have [in Argentina] will coach us gives us pride,” Servio, from Argentina, told TyC Sports.

“We are very happy with the experience he will bring. We need someone like Diego. We found out [Thursday] through rumours but it surprised us because still had a coach. I think [Maradona] will take us where we need to go. I hope he is the person that leads us to promotion to the top flight.”

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