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Mourinho on Maradona: "The world will never forget him"

Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho fondly remembers Diego Maradona, saying he remembers him with a smile because "we always laughed together".

Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho reacted to the death of Argentinean footballing legend Diego Maradona with sadness, saying he would miss Diego and that "of course I'm very sad, but I have a smile because every minute I spent with him was to laugh."

Maradona passed away aged 60 on Thursday after suffering heart failure while he slept, leading to an outpouring of grief in his native Argentina and among football fans around the world, particularly in those cities where he played, in particular Naples.

Mourinho on Diego and Maradona

Mourinho said he knew Diego, "that was the guy, the one I miss", while "Maradona is the one everybody knows" and the one "the world will never forget". Mourinho said he had made sure his son knows a lot about the Argentinean number 10, although he never got to see him play, "just like my father did with me and Di Stefano."