As you already have heard, Diego Maradona agreed to take over at Mexican side Dorados and we are have been literally waiting to get reports of one drama or another.
Wherever he goes Diego Maradona he creates headlines for one reason or another and even now in Mexico that’s unlikely to change, starting with his demands.
Being true to a writer’s dream that he is, has given us yet another thing to write about. Since retiring the stories about the Argentina legend have not dimished . In the World Cup in the summer he was everywhere and made headlines for making a racist gesture at South Korean fans and swearing at Nigeria fans as Argentina scored their winning goal. Typical Diego.
Now, despite his previous poor record as a manager, someone has taken the risk of appointing him manager with his new job in Mexico with second division side Dorados. Before signing the deal to be their boss Maradona demanded that the team get private jets to their away games rather than travelling on economy class flights according to Infobae.
The club also reportedly agreed to rent a luxury ranch with a swimming pool in the exclusive La Primavera gated community on the outskirts of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, close to Dorados’ training ground.
But its residents objected to the prospect of having Maradona as a neighbour, and at the weekend reportedly blocked the entrance to moving trucks carrying furniture destined for the former footballer’s home.
The former Barcelona and Napoli player is currently staying at the four-star Hotel Lucerna, where he is protected 24-hours a day by a bodyguard.
Maradona was presented as manager in front of fans and journalists on Tuesday and said his new job is a “rebirth” after years of battling drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity. He was notably wearing two identical watches. Maradona, who last played for Argentina in 1994, has been wearing two watches since around 2004. And it’s not exactly out of character.
The press conference-presentation had a concurrence of 250 journalists, reporters and cameramen, the first training was opened before 500 fans and was followed live by the media of that country
The Argentina legend penned an 11-month deal to take over the second division side, who currently sit 13th in the table.
The 138,000-a-month contract will be renewed if he achieves promotion – although Dorados are without a win in the opening six games of the season.
Maradona previously managed UAE teams Al-Fujairah and Al-Wasl, along with the Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010.
Mexico was the scene of Maradona’s finest moment as a player, when he led his country to the 1986 World Cup title.