Diego Maradona's new Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima make throne for him to sit on pitch-side at games

Diego Maradona is being treated as a king by his club, who have made a special throne for the 59-year-old coach to use on the sidelines of each home game.

Reuters January 25, 2020 15:31:27 IST
Diego Maradona's new Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima make throne for him to sit on pitch-side at games
  • Argentine football club Gimnasia y Esgrima will auction the high-backed chair after each home match.

  • The throne is decked out in the club colours of blue and white and replete with the official crest and initials DM.

  • Maradona took over at the club in September and is charged with helping them avoid relegation to 2nd tier.

Sao Paulo: His nickname is God but Diego Maradona is being treated as a king by his club, who have made a special throne for the 59-year-old coach to use on the sidelines of each home game.

Diego Maradonas new Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima make throne for him to sit on pitchside at games

File photo of Diego Maradona. Reuters

Gimnasia y Esgrima will auction the high-backed chair, decked out in the club colours of blue and white and replete with the official crest and initials DM, after each home match.

Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely held to be one of the greatest ever players in the game, took over at the La Plata club in September and is charged with helping them avoid relegation to Argentina’s second tier.

The club said Maradona will also sign replicas of the throne to be sold in the club shop. He signed his first chair on Friday before Gimnasia’s Superliga game with Velez Sarsfield.

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