Toe Poke Daily: Maradona king for a day (and every day) yet again
Diego Maradona is king for a day (again) and he'll be king every day that he remains in the home dugout for Gimnasia La Plata.
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Maradona is definitely enjoying himself at Gimnasia La Plata in Argentina's Superliga, after the club made a special throne for the 59-year-old coach to use on the sidelines of each home game.
Gimnasia will auction the high-backed chair, decked out in the club colours of blue and white and replete with the official crest and initials DM, after each home match.
Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is regarded as one of the greatest ever players, took over at the La Plata club in September and is charged with helping them avoid relegation to Argentina's second tier.
The club said Maradona will also sign replicas of the throne to be sold in the club shop. He signed his first chair on Friday before Gimnasia's Superliga game with Velez Sarsfield.
And this isn't the first time Maradona has been given the royal treatment since returning to coach in Argentina. The football legend was welcomed by his former club Newell's Old Boys last October with a special prematch presentation that included his very own chair on the sideline from which to coach.
Information from Reuters was used in this story.