Maradona reveals dream to coach Newell's after thrashing them with Gimnasia

Maradona reveals dream to coach Newell's after thrashing them with Gimnasia

How do you welcome a legend like Diego Maradona back to your club?

Maradona spent a brief period playing for Newell's in 1993-94 after leaving Sevilla and while he only played a handful of games, the Argentine great was treated like royalty throughout Gimnasia's shock 4-0 victory on Tuesday.

After the game, World Cup victor and former Argentina boss Maradona told reporters: "I have a broken heart because I know I'm coming back here".

With a play on the city name of Rosario, the home of Newell's, Newspaper La Nacion said: "A Rosary of emotions: Newell's tribute, Diego Maradona's tears and the autographed throne".

Maradona took over the ailing side in September and after overseeing three consecutive defeats, he has since guided the team to two wins in its last three matches.

Maradona has had his Gimnastic side endure a torrid start to the new season, and despite the Argentine taking over after the first few games, he was initially unable to turn the team's fortunes around.

After arriving at the ground, Maradona, who celebrates his birthday on Wednesday, signed his "throne" before blowing kisses to the home fans and settling down for kick off. And here, nobody beats me.

Newell's, whom Maradona represented as a player in 1993 and 1994, paid the 1986 World Cup victor a moving 30-minute tribute before the match.

"Today we had no mistakes and my players covered all places for good Newell's players and that's why we won".

Prior to the match, Maradona was still feeling the love for the side he played for more than 26 years ago as they packed the concourse outside his hotel room a night before the big game.

Victory against Newell's elevated Gimnasia off the bottom of the Superliga table, as they jumped ahead of Godoy Cruz.

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