In arguably the most unexpected news of the day, World Cup winner and perhaps the most controversial figure in world football, Diego Maradona, has been appointed the manager of an actual, real life football club.
Mexican second-tier side Dorados de Sinaloa have decided to give the 57-year-old a chance to make an impact at the Banorte Stadium, replacing Francisco Gamez, who was sacked as coach on Thursday.
The club announced the news on Twitter earlier, with the message ‘Welcome Diego’, and ‘Make it a 10’ as he prepares to take over.
This is actually happening.
Maradona was embroiled in controversy at the World Cup this summer, so it may come as a surprise to some that he has taken steps into management.
The 57-year-old was in attendance for Nigeria vs. Argentina as ‘La Albiceleste’ secured passage to the next round of the World Cup in dramatic fashion, but footage emerged of him being carried up stairs.
He also gave the middle finger to fans during the tie.
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