Diego Maradona Junior was announced as the manager of Italian fifth-tier side Napoli United on Monday — 37 years to the day since his legendary father joined Napoli.
Maradona moved from Barcelona to Napoli on July 4, 1984, where he enjoyed arguably the best period of his club career.
“July 4, 1984, Diego Armando Maradona joins Napoli. The dream becomes reality. July 4, 2021 Diego Armando Maradona is named Napoli United manager. The dream continues,” a Napoli United post on Twitter read.
Napoli United play at the Alberto Vallefuoco Stadium in Naples and compete in Eccellenza, the fifth tier of Italian football.
💙⚽🌋 4 luglio 1984 Diego Armando Maradona arriva a Napoli. Il sogno diventa realtà…
💚🦁💙 4 luglio 2021 Diego Armando Maradona è l’allenatore del Napoli United. La storia continua…#napoliunited #lastoriacontinua pic.twitter.com/bQDSPUHnPl
— NAPOLI UNITED (@afronapoli) July 4, 2021