Maradona makes Gimnasia U-turn, two days after his resignation

Maradona makes Gimnasia U-turn, two days after his resignation

Argentina legend Diego Maradona is set to make a return to Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata as head coach, two days after announcing his resignation. 

According to his lawyer Matias Morla, the 59-year-old decided to perform a U-turn on his earlier decision after the top leadership decided to put their differences aside. 

The World Cup winner had cited lack of 'political unity in the club' as one of the key reasons he was leaving his post at the club playing in the local league's topflight. 

"I hope [the leaders] will provide reinforcements they promised me," Maradona added.

Maradona had been at the helm of the club less than three months, having joined in September. 

IN his opening eight matches, Maradona has won three matches, helping them move from bottom place to 22nd on the standings. 

Maradona is regarded by many as the best player to ever play the beautiful game, but his coaching career has not quite measured up. 

He has had six different stints with various clubs and even handled the Argentine national team to no much success. 

He left his last job in Mexico citing health problems.