Diego Maradona has left his role as coach of Gimnasia after just 72 days in charge.
The Argentine icon took over at the helm of the Superliga side in September this year on a deal that was supposed to run to the end of the season.
But Gimnasia have won just three games since the ex-Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors hero’s arrival and they sit third bottom of the Argentine top-flight after 13 matches.
Despite their 3-0 win over Aldosivi in their last game, the pressure was building on Maradona amid his side’s terrible run of form, with club president Gabriel Pellegrino also coming under fire.
Reports suggested the coach could be on his way out, but he insisted he would remain in charge if Pellegrino stayed at the club.
- Pellegrino, though, has decided not to run for re-election as Gimnasia president and he confirmed on Tuesday that the 59-year-old and his coaching team have left the club.