Homecoming welcome for Maradona as new coach for Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima

9 September 2019
2019-09-09 12:52

World Cup winner Diego Maradona received a homecoming welcome in Argentina on Sunday as the new coach for Argentine club. Maradona's return was eagerly expected and delighted fans turned up at the club's stadium to welcome him. The 58-year-old won the World Cup as a player with Argentina in 1986.

Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight. He resigned from the Mexican club Dorados in June, citing the need for operations on his knee and shoulder. Maradona is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.

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