“I have never followed anyone in particular, even when I started thinking for myself Diego [Maradona] had recently returned home, ”he said in 2015.
“It was in 1993. He joined Newell’s Old Boys when he returned from Spain and was part of the national team that qualified for the United States in ’94.
“If anyone inspired me to start, it was undoubtedly him.”
Maradona eventually retired from football in 1997 at the age of 37 and soon moved into the lead.
He took charge of Argentina’s national team in 2008 and left after the World Cup in 2010, when they were beaten by Germany in the quarterfinals.
Spells as manager of the United Arab Emirates followed before returning to South America and then returning to Argentina, where he was the current coach of the Primera Division club Gimnasia de La Plata before his death.