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Diego Maradona faces Mexican media as he is unveiled as boss of Dorados of Sinaloa


Diego Maradona faces Mexican media as he is unveiled as boss of struggling second-tier Dorados of Sinaloa

  • Diego Maradona has taken on a difficult task of managing in Mexican second tier 
  • Maradona has taken charge of Dorados of Sinaloa in his sixth job in management
  • The 57-year-old was unveiled in front of the Mexican media on Monday night 

Reuters

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of second-tier Mexican side Dorados of Sinaloa on Monday.

The club’s Twitter account posted multiple photos of Maradona arriving at the club before he stood in front of the country’s media.

Maradona is one of the most recognisable names in international football, having led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup championship in Mexico with his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal.

Diego Maradona was unveiled as the new manager of Mexican second-tier side Dorados

Diego Maradona was unveiled as the new manager of Mexican second-tier side Dorados

Maradona held the club's jersey up with his name and famous No 10 on the back of it

Maradona held the club's jersey up with his name and famous No 10 on the back of it

Maradona held the club’s jersey up with his name and famous No 10 on the back of it

Many have questioned why Maradona has taken charge of a club struggling for success

Many have questioned why Maradona has taken charge of a club struggling for success

Many have questioned why Maradona has taken charge of a club struggling for success

Maradona has publicly struggled with substance abuse and will be leading a team that is in Mexico’s drug-trafficking heartland.

He had taken on a job as chairman of Dinamo Brest in Belarus, signing a three-year deal and was only unveiled in July.

But, for now, the 57-year-old is settled in Mexico.

Maradona will be under more scrutiny because of his infamous background in football

Maradona will be under more scrutiny because of his infamous background in football

Maradona will be under more scrutiny because of his infamous background in football

His new club are winelss in the league, with three draws and three defeats this season

His new club are winelss in the league, with three draws and three defeats this season

His new club are winelss in the league, with three draws and three defeats this season

His new club are winless in the league, with three draws and three defeats from their first six games, having parted company with Francisco Gamez on Thursday.

Maradona only left his position as coach of Al Fujairah in Juna after missing out on automatic promotion from the United Arab Emirates’ second division.

In Mexico he is targeting more success but may well struggle at first in his new surroundings.

MARADONA AS A MANAGER

1994 Mandiyu de Corrientes

1995 Racing Club

2008–2010 Argentina

2011–2012 Al Wasl

2017–2018 Fujairah

2018– Dorados

Maradona couldn't stop smiling as he held up the club jersey on Monday in front of the media

Maradona couldn't stop smiling as he held up the club jersey on Monday in front of the media

Maradona couldn’t stop smiling as he held up the club jersey on Monday in front of the media

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