According to Maradona’s Matias Morla lawyer, the 58-year-old legend of Argentine football has decided not to continue his position as coach of Dorados.
“On the advice of a doctor, Maradona will spend time for his health and will undergo two shoulder and knee surgeries,” the lawyer wrote on Twitter, adding: “We thank you all. Dorados family and will continue to dream together in the future”.
Maradona took on the hot seat at Club Dorados, a team based in the western state of Sinaloa, in September 2018. The presence of Argentine football “Golden Boy” has caused a lot of controversy, in which some have questioned why the 1986 World Cup champion, who has been so many times addicted to drugs and alcohol, moved to a place more famous for drug cartels than football.
Maradona, however, responded to his doubts by coaching the struggling Dorados club to the play-offs in the top-class Mexican playoffs last season. However, Dorados was unsuccessful in his promotion efforts. “Thanks for everything, Diego!”, Club Dorados knew on his Twitter account when he broke up with Maradona.
Maradona’s coaching career is also quite colorful as in real life when he always becomes a central figure with his overreacting statements or reactions. In April, the Argentine football legend talked about his intention to leave Dorados after accusing the tournament officials of plotting against him in some matches. The Mexican Football Federation then fined Maradona a sum of money (not disclosed) for violating the country’s political ethics for praising Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a press conference after a match in March.
In December, security guards once stopped a violent Maradona, cursing rival fans after Dorados lost in an extra-time play-off match with Atletico San Luis. Earlier, in the first leg, the “Golden Boy” had to watch the match from the stands after being sent off for abusive referee behavior in the situation the home team was denied an 11m penalty.
Maradona’s coaching career so far has not had the same glory as the remaining players. The dream of winning a title in a coaching role is still fleeing Maradona even though he has experienced the coaches of Argentina and his home clubs, the Middle East and the latest Mexico.