Reports emanating from Argentina suggest that football legend Diego Armando Maradona, current head coach of Gimnasia Esgrima La Plata has died. He is said to have suffered a heart condition before he went into cardiac arrest.
Classic International Magazine recalls that the icon was discharged on Wednesday, November 11th following brain surgery after being admitted due to concerns over anaemia and dehydration.
Maradona had undergone a “routine” operation for a subdural haematoma the week before.
Speaking about the surgical process and the need for the football icon to go home, his lawyer Matias Morla said at the time, “It could have taken his life. What he misses now is the union of his family.”
The 60-year old Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and guided Napoli to two Serie A titles, has been in charge of Superliga Argentina club Gimnasia since 2019.
Clarín, Argentina’s biggest newspaper, broke the news first with CNN Brasil and outlets in Spain seemingly confirming the news.