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Maradona watched his side win 0-4 while sitting on a throne

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Diego Maradona watched his Gimnasia side defeat Newell’s Old Boys 0-4 from a pitchside throne placed there by the hosts in the legends honour.

As Maradona took his Gimnasia La Plata side the Newell’s Old Boys in the league game that was expected to be another defeat for the World Cup winners side.

Surprisingly enough, they put an inspiring performance for their manager, running out 0-4 winners.

The Argentine legend watched on from the sidelines as usual. However, there was a slight difference, he was seated in a throne type seat.

The seat was placed on the sidelines in his honour by the opposing side.

He did, in fact, enjoy a very brief six-month spell with Newell’s and was given a hero’s welcome back.

Speaking to what is known as “Diego Cam” with TNT Sports, the superstar paid homage to his hosts and quite bizarrely told them he wants to come back as their coach.

He said:

“I have a broken heart because I know I’m coming back here.”

“My heart tells me that I will return because I want to train Newell’s.”

Maradona did commend himself the great job he is doing at Gimnasia.

He added:

“I arrived and found a drained squad.”

“And here, nobody beats me. I turned it around.”

“He who does not want to train, will not play anymore. He who has pain, infiltrate.”

He also found time to acknowledge his players too.

He continued:

“Today we had no mistakes and my players covered all places for good Newell’s players and that’s why we won.”

“This match was played wonderfully well.”

His Gimnasia team still sits second from the bottom in the league. But they have now won two games back to back.

Their manager will be hoping they can build on this and start to climb the table.

Such comments and egotism is nothing new from the famed “hand of god” culprit. He has even suggested he should be the man to manage Manchester United.

There is no denying he was a great player, but when it comes to management his names come before his credentials.

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ROSARIO, ARGENTINA – OCTOBER 29: Diego Armando Maradona coach of Gimnasia speaks after receiving a gift from the fans and executives of Newells before a match between Newell’s Old Boys and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata at Marcelo Bielsa Stadium on October 29, 2019 in Rosario, Argentina. (Photo by Luciano Bisbal/Getty Images)