There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Diego Maradona but only a matter of months after announcing his role as president of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest, the iconic Argentinian World Cup winner has been presented as manager of Mexican second division club Dorados.
Based in the northwestern city of Culiacán, in the centre of Sinaloa cartel country, Dorados signing Maradona has been open season for those wanting to link the club to the 57-year-old’s well publicised battle with addiction.
Aside from speaking of the challenge that Dorados face on the pitch, Maradona didn’t look to avoid that particular subject and spoke openly about his past.
“I had a lot of missteps in my life. I assume this responsibility like someone who holds a child in their arms,” Maradona told the huge amount of press gathered for his unveiling.
“Ever since I kicked my illness 15 years ago, [when] I was wasting away. I want to explain to you that when I was using I was falling apart. When I took [drugs] … It made me go backwards, it was a step back, and what football players have to do is go forward.
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— #HazlaDeDiez (@Dorados) September 11, 2018