Maradona to coach second-division side in Mexico

first_imgBut after parting ways with coach Francisco Ramirez Gamez, Dorados managed to convince 57-year-old Maradona to sign up for a spell in Mexico at the club known as “Big Fish”.“Dorados of Sinaloa is pleased to announce Diego Armando Maradona is the new manager of the ‘Big Fish,’” the club said in a statement.“Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time, Diego was known in his playing career for leading teams with guts and fight to carry them to successes that few believed possible,” it said.The club wants Maradona to stay for the remainder of the 2018 season and all of next season, Dorados president Jorgealberto Hank Inzunza told ESPN.“In my conversations with him he’s been very excited to come coach here. Honestly, it was easier to convince him than I thought,” he said.The club first confirmed rumors of Maradona’s hiring with a brief video posted online.“Diego, welcome to the Big Fish!” said a message accompanying the video.Dorados are currently in 13th place in their 15-team league.– Drug cartel –Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Sinaloa is home to several famous beach resorts and the drug cartel of the same name, founded by jailed kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.Maradona himself is no stranger to drugs.He was hit with two doping bans as a player, and has publicly battled with drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity.His erratic behaviour in the stands at the World Cup in Russia led to him needing medical assistance after Argentina’s last-gasp win over Nigeria in Saint Petersburg.Mexico was the scene of Maradona’s greatest triumph: leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title.Two moments during that tournament neatly summed up what made him both controversial and great.The first was his infamous “hand of God” goal in Argentina’s quarter-final against England, in which he punched the ball into the net for an ill-gotten goal.The second, four minutes later, was a breathtaking dash in which he single-handedly beat the entire English defense to slot in what would go on to be voted “the goal of the century.”But Maradona has sometimes had a touchy relationship with Mexico.He infuriated Mexicans in June when he said the country did not deserve to host the 2026 World Cup, which it was awarded along with the United States and Canada.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Maradona is also president of Belarus club Brest © AFP / Sergei GAPONCULICAN, Mexico, Sep 7 – Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados in his latest foray into management, the club announced Thursday.Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July.last_img read more

Funerals of tragic women killed in crash told the community has been left devastated

first_imgThe deaths of three Donegal women in a car crash has devastated their local community, their funerals have been told.The funeral mass of Margaret McGonigle and her daughter Mairead Mundy took place this morning at St Conal’s Church in Bruckless.The funeral of their close friend Rachel Battles is taking place at present in the same church. The three women died after a car crash in Co Louth on Friday.Parish priest in Bruckless Fr James Sweeney says it has been a huge blow to everyone who knew them.“Death is always difficult to deal with but the death of two members of one family and a family friend leaves with us a very acute pain,” he said.The women killed in the horrific road crash. Pic by Northwest Newspix.“The sense of loss can almost be overwhelming and indeed very difficult for the human mind to comprehend. “The community has rallied together over the last few days to support all the families involved. The sense of community spirit has brought the parish together helping to provide all the support and assistance we can humanly give.“This tragedy has devastated the community and a sense of shock permeate the parish.”The collision happened in Ardee in the early hours of Friday morning on the N2.Thousands of people attended the funerals of the women in Bruckless.Funerals of tragic women killed in crash told the community has been left devastated was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brucklesscrashdonegalfuneralslast_img read more