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Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa appoint Diego Maradona as manager

France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Update: Dorados de Sinaloa confirmed Diego Armando Maradona as their new manager on Thursday.

According to reports from ESPN Deportes and TyC Sports, only “small details” separated Maradona from officially joining the Ascenso MX side, among them is figuring out how to get him out of his contract as chairman of Belorussian club Dinamo Brest. Maradona signed with Dinamo Brest back in May.

Currently, Dorados de Sinaloa are 13th in the Ascenso MX table with just three points.

Maradona previously coached Textil Mandiyú, Racing Club, Al Wasl, and the Argentina National Team, all with very little success.

Arguably, Maradona’s greatest moment as a player happened in Mexico, lifting the 1968 World Cup at the Estadio Azteca. Though in the past, Maradona has been critical of Mexican soccer, even taking shots at the national team following the announcement that the 2026 World Cup will take place in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.