Maradona achieves first win as coach of Dorados

Maradona achieves first win as coach of Dorados

Maradona achieves first win as coach of Dorados

Written by Reuters

19 Sep, 2018 | 3:44 pm

Reuters – Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, a 1986 World Cup winner, held a news conference on Monday (September 17) after winning his first match as the trainer of Mexican second division team Dorados.

Dorados beat second division rivals Cafetaleros de Tapachula 4-1.

Speaking after the match in the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan, Maradona said, “nothing was won here, just one game was won here. A lot of finals are left to win and so, with this predisposition, we’re going to achieve it, but we don’t think that with this game we’re going to erase anything. We don’t want to erase anything, we want to start a beautiful dream.”

The 57-year-old former Barcelona and Napoli forward is considered one of the greatest players of all time after a career that peaked in 1986 when he captained Argentina to their second and last World Cup title.

But drug-addiction, overeating, and alcoholism put a sharp end to an otherwise glorious career and in 2000 he nearly died following a cocaine overdose.

Maradona previously had short stints coaching clubs in Argentina and the United Arab Emirates but his longest spell in charge was with Argentina, who he led at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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