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Argentina legend Diego Maradona reverses course, stays as Gimnasia manager

Diego Maradona will stay on at struggling Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima after initally resigning.

Diego Maradona decided to stay on as coach of Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima in a surprising about turn on Thursday, two days after saying he was leaving his job at the struggling first division side.

His lawyer Matias Morla told a news conference the former World Cup winner changed his mind after the candidates for club president agree to put their differences aside ahead of Saturday's election.

The announcement prompted an outpouring of emotion from fans, many of whom turned up at the club...

Diego Maradona out as manager after just two months at Argentine club Gimnasia

Diego Maradona poses for a photo with Maxi Rodriguez ahead of the match between Newell's Old Boys and Gimnasia.
Under Diego Maradona, Gimnasia won just three games.

Diego Maradona has resigned as coach of Argentina first division club Gimnasia La Plata after two months in charge and the club on the brink of relegation.

Gimnasia sit 22nd in the table with Maradona winning three and losing five times out of his eight games.

Maradona's decision to quit his post comes after Sunday's announcement by Gimnasia president Gabriel Pellegrino that he will not run for reelection. Pellegrino has been at the helm since 2016 and the Argentina legend's resignation is perceived...

Newell's Old Boys gift Diego Maradona godlike reception, vital win for his birthday

Diego Maradona poses for a photo with Maxi Rodriguez ahead of the match between Newell's Old Boys and Gimnasia.
Diego Maradona was warmly welcomed by Newell's Old Boys on Tuesday.

Diego Maradona turned 59 on Wednesday, and on the eve of his birthday a huge party was thrown in his honour. Maradona was the visiting coach in a fiercely partisan Argentine football culture that currently bans visiting fans, and yet he was treated like royalty.

He took his Gimnasia side to Rosario, the country's second city, for a match on Tuesday against Newell's Old Boys. On the Monday night the Newell's fans gathered outside Maradona's hotel to sing his praises. Come the game, he was given...

Toe Poke Daily: Newell's Old Boys give Argentina legend Diego Maradona king's treatment

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona coached Gimnasia on Tuesday from his very own pitchside throne.

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We all know that Diego Maradona enjoys god-like status in Argentina, but Newell's Old Boys took it to new heights on Tuesday.

The Albiceleste legend, now coach of Gimnasia La Plata, was welcomed by his former club Newell's with a special pre-match presentation which included his very own chair on the sideline from which to coach from.

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The latest edition of El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed due to the ongoing political protests in Catalonia.

The storied fixture...