Diego Maradona Rejoins Gimnasia As Manager Just Two Days After Quitting
Diego Maradona has rejoined Argentine side Gimnasia as manager - just two days after resigning.
The 59-year-old quit after less than three months in the job citing a disagreement with the club's upcoming presidency debate.
But he's made a sensational u-turn and announced on social media that he's ready to retake charge.
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Me da mucha felicidad poder decir que sigo siendo el director técnico de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata. Quiero agradecerle a los hinchas del Lobo, y a los jugadores, porque entre todos nosotros conseguimos finalmente la unidad política del club. Yo espero que cumplan con los refuerzos que me prometieron. Gracias por sus mensajes, por el apoyo, por la movilización de ayer, con 50 grados de calor, y al nenito que me pidió "Diez, volvé!". Vamos Lobo, aguante Gimnasia!!! :muscle::blue_heart::wolf:
His Instagram statement reads:
"I am very happy to say that I am still the technical director of Gimnaia y Esgrima La Plata.
"I want to thank the fans of the Wolf, and the players because among all of us we finally got the political unity of the club."
His lawyer Matias Morla told a news conference that the Argentine would return after the two candidates for club presidency put their differences aside.
The election is set to take place on Saturday afternoon.
Maradona took the job at the Argentinian strugglers on the condition that current president Gabriel Pellegrino stayed on in his role.
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Pellegrino's decision to not run is what caused Maradona's shock resignation on Tuesday.
But differences have been put aside and the World Cup winner will return to his role.
The former Napoli man took charge of the La Plata outfit with the task of steering them away from relegation in the Argentine Primera Division.
He has won three of his eight games in charge and the club find themselves third from bottom.
:flag_ar: Two days ago, Diego Maradona announced he is leaving his managerial job at Gimnasia FC.- FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) November 22, 2019
Today, Diego Maradona announced he has returned as the manager of Gimnasia FC.
This guy is unbelievable. :sob: pic.twitter.com/ZVybl6NXGF
It adds another chapter to Maradona's bizarre managerial career.
Since leaving his role as Argentina coach in 2010 he's had spells managing in the UAE as well as Mexico.
He stepped down from his role in Mexico as Dorados manager due to health reasons.
Maradona's managerial career is as erratic as his playing days were.
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