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Villas-Boas: No.10 jerseys should be retired as a tribute to Maradona

Thu 26 November 2020 | 9:27

The Marseille coach believes that FIFA should retire number.10 for all teams in all competitions after Maradona death.

The Argentinian hero passed away on Wednesday after having a heart attack. The death of former Argentina and Napoli No.10 came as a shock to the football world as tributes came flooding after the unfortunate news broke out.

Lionel Messi

described the legend as “eternal” and Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris has called for

Napoli

’s stadium to be named after the 1986 World Cup winner. Maradona wore the number 10 jersey for most of his career and as one of the best players in football history, this number has been synonymous with his name for most football fans. In a post-match interview after

Porto

’s 2-0 defeat in the Champions League, Andre Villas-Boas has spoken about Maradona’s death and has praised the Argentinian for his great impact on football history.

It is very bad news, as well as the loss of a board member [at Porto] who was really important to me, who was the first person to open the door for me to the coaching world,

It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.

Pep Guardiola was also asked about his reaction to the unfortunate news.

There was a banner in Argentina one year ago that I read, that said: ‘No matter what you have done with your life Diego, what matters is what you have done for our lives.’

He gave a lot of joy and he made football better. What he did for Napoli and for Argentina in 1986 was something unbelievable.

Rest in peace and on behalf of Manchester City a big hug for all his family.

 


source: SportMob