Diego Maradona hopes for ‘hand of God’ to end pandemic
The former Argentinian playmaker, who now manages the Primera Division Gimnasia team, saw his club avoid relegation after the season ended on Tuesday.
It is a decision that, according to Maradona, “many say it is a new” hand of God “”, although the 59-year-old rejected such comparisons.
There are 4,127 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Argentina, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University.
Maradona left her managerial post at Gimnasia last year and returned two days later, saying that “political unity” had been achieved at the club.
“We were confident the guys would save us from relegation on the field,” said Maradona, pondering the decision to end the Argentine league in the middle of the pandemic.
“This is not the end we would have wanted but it is a prize for the group who committed suicide (hard work) on a daily basis to make the fans of Gimnasia happy,” he said. “I want to make it very clear that we are not celebrating the suspension of the tournament or the elimination of relegation.
“We wanted to escape (relegation) to the field. We and the fans celebrated the work we have done, the path we have taken.”