Argentine side Gimnasia LP have confirmed that Napoli icon Diego Maradona is “no longer” their coach.
It had been reported that Maradona would quit Gimnasia if President Gabriel Pellegrino did not stand for re-election, and that has now proven to be the case.
“Maradona is no longer Gimnasia’s coach,” the outgoing patron told Fox Sports Argentina.
“[Reserve-team coach Mariano] Messera will manage the team against Arsenal [Sarandi].”
The 59-year-old was only hired in September and had improved their fortunes, winning three of his last five games in charge.
Despite that, Gimnasia remain third from bottom in the 24-team Superliga.
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