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Diego Maradona no longer manager at Gimnasia LP

The news was confirmed after president Gabriel Pellegrino had advised he would not be continuing. Mariano Messera takes over in the interim.

Diego Maradona no longer manager at Gimnasia LP

It has been confirmed by the club on Tuesday that Argentine legend Diego Maradona is no longer the manager of Gimnasia LP.

Maradona gone from Gimnasia

The Napoli great had previously stated that he would stand down if the president, Gabriel Pelligrino, did not remain to fight another election. "If Pellegrino stays, I stay," he said on November 10 before the game against Aldosivi. Well, with Maradona tying his continuity to Pellegrino's, it looks as though that has driven the decision.

"Maradona stopped working today; he is no longer the coach of Gimnasia," Fox Sports News was told. "Messera [reserve coach] will take over the side for the game against Arsenal Sarandi."

Maradona as coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

Maradona as coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

The players and the official tried to convince the 59-year old to change his mind but they were unsuccessful.

Maradona's record reads five wins and three losses (winning three of the last five), and in those games the team has scored 13 goals and conceded 10. The club remains in the bottom three of the Argentine Superliga which consists of 24 teams.