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
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
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
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
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
2011–2012 Al Wasl
Maradona couldn’t stop smiling as he held up the club jersey on Monday in front of the media