Diego Maradona insists he is ready to settle down after agreeing to become the new manager of Mexican club Dorados.
The 57-year-old, who has publicly struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism, was forced to reassure fans over his health earlier this year after being reportedly hospitalised during the recent World Cup in Russia.
Maradona admits he has long suffered with a “sickness”, alluding to his former struggles with addiction, but says he is ready for a healthy new beginning in Mexico after joining the second division side.
“I want to give Dorados what I lost when I was sick,” said Maradona, who led Argentina to the World Cup in 1986.
“I was sick for 14 years. Now I want to see the sun, I want to go to bed at night.
“I never even used to go to bed. I didn’t even know what a pillow was. That’s why I accepted the offer from Dorados.”
Maradona has previously enjoyed spells in charge of the Argentinian national side, in addition to Emirati clubs Al Wasl and Fujairah.