Diego Maradona’s coaching staff at the Argentine club Gimnasia y La Plata has resigned after the death of the soccer legend.
Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after a heart attack, two weeks after being discharged from a hospital in Buenos Aires after brain surgery.
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Sebastián Méndez, Maradona’s assistant in gymnastics, had taken over the team on an interim basis after the 1986 World Cup winner was hospitalized on November 2.
A statement from the club stated: “The Fencing Club and La Plata announce with great regret that the coaching staff that accompanied Diego Armando Maradona has decided to resign from their respective positions, irrevocably.
“This is a decision that our club understands and that shows the human quality of the entire work group that Diego Maradona had formed and how well he had been developing his work.
“The ‘Tripero‘people thank you with all their hearts for the work done, the effort and the commitment shown.
“The era of Diego Maradona and his team are already an important part of the history of our club. Diego left as one more”Tripero‘, as are all of you. “
The Gimnasia staff and coaching staff, led by Méndez, paid tribute to Maradona by attending the wake at the Casa Rosada on Thursday.
The club based in the city of La Plata, in the province of Buenos Aires, suspended all activity for 72 hours after Maradona’s death.
Maradona had signed a contract extension to continue at the helm of Gymnastics until December 2021 after the club was guaranteed another season in the top flight after football was stopped in Argentina due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The former Argentine coach took the reins of Gimnasia in September 2019 after a stage at the helm of the Mexican Dorados.