Buenos Aires (AFP)

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona promised on Tuesday that he would "do everything" to save Argentina's Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, bogged down at the bottom of the Superliga standings, which he has just joined as a coach.

"I'm going to do everything (to save the club) I'm going to put all my heart in. We need to take the opportunity to accelerate now, you do not know how good this club is," said Maradona. in an interview at Fox Sports.

"You have to win, win and win, and when I have something in mind, I can be very stubborn and stubborn," warned the legend, welcomed as a hero, who led his first training Sunday in front of more than 30,000 fans.

At 58, the former iconic captain of Argentina promised that his players would "run, but with the ball now", to avoid relegation.

Maradona had not been on the bench of a team in his country for 24 years (Racing Club), and it's been nine years since he had moved away from the coaching of the Argentine team.

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