Diego Maradona is no longer coach of Gimnasia La Plata. This was confirmed by the association of the French news agency AFP. The 59-year-old had taken over the post at the Argentine first division from the capital Buenos Aires just over two months ago.
La Plata was at the time on the last place in the table. After a season opener with five winless games took over Maradona and could celebrate with his team in eight games after all three wins. This improved the club by two places.
Allegedly, the involvement of the Argentine football legend was linked to the presidency of Gabriel Pellegrino. However, he will not stand for election on Saturday.
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Only in June Maradona had resigned from a coach. The Mexican second division Dorados de Sinaloa he left for health reasons. Previously, he had led the club from the bottom of the table in the upper ranks, the rise was Sinaloa without him, however, failed.
Maradona's coaching career is characterized by short appearances. Only in one of six stations as a club coach, he remained in office for more than a year. At Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates, his involvement lasted 14 months.
The Argentine national team, he oversaw from October 2008 to June 2010. Under his leadership, the team retired at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in the quarterfinals against Germany.