Diego Maradona has joined Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata as their new head coach as the club fights to avoid relegation from Argentina’s top division.
The 57-year-old agreed to a contract that runs until the end of the current Superliga Argentina season next May, according to a statement on the club’s official website, reports Xinhua news agency.
¡Bienvenido, Welcome, Willkommen, Benvenuto, Ben-vindo, Bienvenue, Dobro pozhalovat, Diego!
— GIMNASIA ? (@gimnasiaoficial) September 5, 2019
Maradona’s last coaching job was with Mexican second division side Dorados, with whom he parted ways in June due to health problems.
The 58-year-old, who was Argentina’s national team head coach from 2008 to 2010, has undergone successful knee and shoulder surgery in recent weeks, according to his lawyer Matias Morla.