The Argentine Diego Armando Maradona will reappear on January 5 as coach of the Sinaloa Dorados of the Ascent division of Mexican soccer in a match against Celaya, at the start of the Clausura 2019 tournament.
The Liga Mx today confirmed the Clausura calendar, in which Maradona’s team will seek the title to win the right to dispute with San Luis, champion of the Apertura tournament, a ticket to the First Division.
In the Opening in front of the Dorados, Diego left a good impression. He won six games, tied one and lost one in the regular season to put the team in the group of the best eight in which he won in the quarterfinals to Zacatecas and in the semifinals to Juárez FC, but lost the final in overtime against San Luis.
The Dorados returned to training in the last hours without Maradona, who is in Argentina, and without his assistant Luis Islas, who accompanied the ‘golden boy’ with the Dorados, but, according to media reports, is in talks to take the address of some team.
Although he proposed to lead the Boca Juniors of his country, Maradona is confirmed as strategist of the Sinaloa team in the Clausura 2019 and is expected after Christmas to direct the final part of the preparation for the Clausura.
On his return to the northwestern Mexico box, Maradona must control his statements. Last season, he criticized the referees with offenses, whom he blamed for his defeats, and in the final he faced San Luis fans, which meant sanctions on the part of the league.
Los Dorados will also play the Copa Mx in January, in which they will compete in Group 3. They will debut on January 9 against Zacatepec in a key that also includes the Gallos Blancos de Querétaro from the Primera División (EFEUSA). –