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

CRANA COLLEGE STUDENTS SUPPORT BOYS IN GREEN!

first_imgThe first year students of Crana College with their teachers at the Aviva Stadium.First year students of Crana College along with members of staff headed to the Republic of Ireland versus Georgia game at the Aviva Stadium.Some of the students had never been on a coach before without their Parents while many of the students were never in Dublin before.Other students were never at a real live soccer game before and the vast majority had never been to the Aviva Stadium before. It was going to be a day to remember for everyone.“We arrived at the Aviva in plenty of time to get to our seats and enjoy the big match. Most of the die-hard supporters fretted, fumed, whinged and moaned about the Irish performance until John Walters scored, the whole stadium erupted when the ball hit the back of the Georgian net. The noise was deafening and our faith in the ‘Boys in Green’ was restored. Now we had another problem, how do we hold on to the 1 – 0 score line until the final whistle. “It was nail biting those last 20 minutes at the Aviva praying that Georgia would not score and hoping that Germany would do us a real big favour and beat Scotland. They really obliged big time winning 3 – 2 and we sang their praises at full time.“We rounded up the troops at 10pm and headed for the busses, arriving at Crana College at 2am to meet up with parents. A job very well done, another great trip to the Aviva had come to an end.“Many thanks to Mr Casey, Mr McMullan, Mr Monagle, Mr Ward, Ms Gallagher and Ms C Bradley who organised and accompanied our 1st years on the trip. A great day was had by all.”CRANA COLLEGE STUDENTS SUPPORT BOYS IN GREEN! was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 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:Aviva stadiumbuncranaCRANA COLLEGElast_img read more