Diego Maradona recovers after 14 years of ill health, Joins Mexican Team As Manager
Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona, 57, says his new job as manager of a Mexican second division is a “rebirth” after battling for years with drug addiction, alcoholism, and obesity, was forced to reassure fans over his health condition earlier this year after being reportedly hospitalized during the recent World Cup in Russia.
Maradona admits he has long suffered an ailment, connected with his previous struggles with addiction, but says it is over now and he is ready for a healthy new beginning in Mexico after joining the second division side.
“I want to give Dorados what I lost when I was sick,” said Maradona, who led Argentina to the World Cup in 1986.
“I was sick for 14 years. Now I want to see the sun, I want to go to bed at night.
“I never even used to go to bed. I didn’t even know what a pillow was. That’s why I accepted the offer from Dorados.”
Maradona has previously enjoyed spells in charge of the Argentinian national team, in addition to Emirati clubs Al Wasl and Fujairah.