Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has announced that he may coach Gimnasia La Plata.

"I had surgery recently. There have been contacts with Gimnasia officials," Maradona, who underwent successful knee surgery in a video posted on Twitter by his lawyer, Matthias Morla, said on Twitter.

"The idea of ​​training in Argentina entices Maradona. There is a good readiness for the president of Gimnasia (Gabriel Pellegrino). By 80%, Maradona will train Gimnasia," he told reporters.

The former Argentina captain and coach stepped down as coach of second division side Dorado de Sinaloa in Mexico in June just nine months after taking office, while Morla said he needed two shoulder and knee operations.

Maradona, 58, took over as coach of the Mexican second division team in September 2018 during the eighth week of the league, when they were 13th from 15th in the standings. The former Argentine was able to lead his team to the second division final twice in the opening and closing rounds, but lost both times to Atletico San Luis, and failed to pass him to the first division.

The former Napoli star, who led his country to their second World Cup title (Mexico 1986), has suffered health and physical problems in recent years, most notably cocaine use and addiction, especially after being heavily overweight.

In January, Argentine press reports revealed that Maradona was hospitalized and underwent surgery to treat gastrointestinal bleeding. He also underwent another operation on his left shoulder in 2017 in Dubai, when he supervised the UAE second division team Fujairah.