Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has been officially introduced in his new role as technical director of Dorados Sinaloa, a Mexican second division club.
The former footballer who has already coached Argentina, Al-Wasl, Racing and Deportivo Mandiyu, was appointed to a new position last week. He will have the task to raise the club which has remained in the second division since 2016.
At a press conference, Diego Maradona spoke about his fight against drug addiction .
The city of the new Maradona club is known for hosting the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. This organization was formerly headed by the famous Joaquin ‘Chapo Guzman, currently awaiting trial in the United States.
Despite his addiction problems, Diego Maradon is committed to a better future for the club.
“I take this responsibility as if it were a new child,” he told reporters.
“I would like to give Dorados what I lost when I was sick. I was sick for 14 years. Today, I want to see the sun, I want to sleep in bed at night. Before, I did not want to go to bed, I did not even know what a pillow was. I have experienced many snags in my life. “
“I was taking a step back and a footballer must always move on. I stopped everything thanks to my daughters. I found myself without a penny, I went back to work. My youngest daughter, four years old, convinced me, she told me that I had lived with Dalma and not with her. When I was in a coma, she touched my sheet to wake me up. “
“Then I came out of the coma and like everyone else we are judged and we think we have the truth. I’m here to work, “he said.