Culiacan: Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados, the retired great’s latest foray into managing.
Maradona’s colourful career has included stints coaching the Argentina national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a stint as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest last month.
But after parting ways with coach Francisco Ramirez Gamez, Dorados managed to convince Maradona to sign up for a spell in Mexico.
“Dorados of Sinaloa is pleased to announce Diego Armando Maradona is its new manager of the ‘Big Fish,’” the club said in a statement.
“Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time, Diego was known in his playing career for leading teams with guts and fight to carry them to successes that few believed possible,” it said.
Maradona previously had short stints coaching clubs in Argentina and at UAE clubs Al Wasl and Fujairah, but his longest spell in charge was with Argentina, who he led at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.