Diego Maradona cites health reasons for stepping down at second-tier club
In Mexico, Diego Maradona has stepped down from his position as the head coach of Sinaloa Dorados for what the football legend said was health reasons.
The Argentine took over in September and guided the club from near the bottom of the second tier to two consecutive Cup finals, where they lost both.
"On medical advice, he will dedicate time to his health and will have two surgeries: in the shoulder and knee. We are thankful with the Dorados family and will continue the dream together in the future," said Maradona's manager Kapadia on Twitter.
Last month, when the media announced that a new film about football great Diego Maradona would be released, the former Argentina forward was reportedly telling fans not to bother to watch it.
The 58-year-old has spent a lot of time in hospitals recently. This movie is the latest look at one of the greatest players in football history, features exclusive interviews with Maradona, and was constructed using hours of previously unseen footage from his archives.
The documentary is set for general release on June 14. Kapadia says Maradona has not yet seen it and admits he's very interested in getting the South American's reaction upon viewing the final cut.