Maradona given hero's welcome at former club before thrashing them with his new one

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Maradona was Argentina's World Cup-winning captain in 1986Maradona was presented with a framed painting, a canvas artwork, a Newell's shirt and a throne - which he signed - before the match at a packed Marcelo Bielsa Stadium.He also danced and joined in the home fans' chants as they sung his name before kick-off.

Maradona's new role is his sixth club management job; he was also in charge of the national team for two years from 2008Gimnasia began the match, Maradona's sixth in charge, bottom of the table but won 4-0 at title-chasing Newell's.The game also came a day before Maradona's 59th birthday.

Maradona watched the game from the throne he was presented

Maradona has been appointed Gimnasia manager until the end of the season
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