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Gimnasia extends Argentine legend Maradona's deal

Maradona signs new contract to continue serving as Gimnasia’s head coach until Dec. 31, 2021

Can Erözden   | 04.06.2020
Gimnasia extends Argentine legend Maradona's deal

ANKARA

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has renewed his deal with top-tier Superliga club Gimnasia for a year. 

Gimnasia said the Argentine club and first team head coach Maradona, 59, will continue to work together following Wednesday's contract extension until Dec. 31, 2021.

With 23 points this season, Gimnasia are in 19th spot in the Argentine Superliga, where 24 teams are competing.

The league suspended relegation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Maradona was one of the most talented football superstars on the globe, winning the 1986 FIFA World Cup with the Argentine national team.

He managed Argentina from 2008 to 2010.

Under the helm of Maradona, Argentina upset their fans as the team failed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Argentina had to exit the tournament in the quarterfinals over a shocking 4-0 loss to Germany in Cape Town, South Africa.

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