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(CNN in Spanish) - More than 700 journalists from national and international media, according to the official agency Télam, asked to be accredited for the first practice of Diego Armando Maradona as technical director of the Gymnastics Club, this Sunday at the Juan Carmelo Zerillo stadium, in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP / Getty Images)
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Maradona arrived on the court aboard a golf cart, where more than 20 thousand fans were cheered, according to the Télam National News Agency.
WHAT MARADONA GENERATES! # 90MinutosFOX | The gymnastics collaborator and driver of the 'cart' asked Diego for an autograph while reaching halfway to the court. pic.twitter.com/zROBR6Usik
- FOX Sports Argentina (@FOXSportsArg) September 8, 2019
The girlfriend of former Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona, Rocío Oliva, also attended the first Gymnastics training session with Maradona as coach of the team that, at this time, is in the last position of the averages.
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Rocío Oliva, Maradona's girlfriend, during the first training of the Argentine star with Gymnastics (ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP / Getty Images).
During the press conference, Maradona said: "The same thing happened to me on the court today, but someone from above stopped me, I do not want to cry, [...]" he said in reference to his late mother, Dalma Salvadora Franco.
(Credit: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP).
“All I want is to thank the president (Gabriel Pellegrino), Cristian (Bragarnik), the 'Bocha' (Valeri) and Víctor Stinfale also for having brought me to visit my mother once,” Maradona continued.
(ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP).
In addition, he made it clear that he does not promise “anything” like DT of the club: “I am not a magician, I do not promise anything, with today's reception it would be enough, I want more,” he said.
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Maradona said that this Monday will be used to "confirm the entire coaching staff" for the match against Racing, by date six on September 15, 2019.
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