The Argentine star Diego Maradona was named the new of Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, the club that struggles not to descend to the second category of local football.
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Maradona, who moved away in June from the technical direction of Dorados de México due to health problems, will be presented in the next few days in La Plata, located about 50 kilometers south of Buenos Aires.
"Bienvenido, Welcome, Willkommen, Benvenuto, Ben-vindo, Bienvenue, Dobro pozhalovat, Diego!" said the club on his Twitter account.
From the moment the negotiations began with the captain of the Argentine national team that won the Mexico World Cup in 1986, hundreds of supporters gathered in front of the clubhouse to register as members and guarantee a place in the team's matches.
Gymnastics, a club founded in 1887 and that obtained its only professional title in 1993, is in the last position of the Argentine league with only one point in five dates, reason for which the previous technician was dismissed, Hernán Ortiz.
The 58-year-old Argentine idol directed Mandiyú and Racing Club of Argentina, Al Wasl and Al Fujairah of the Arab and Golden Emirates of Mexico. He also led his country's national team between 2008 and 2010.