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Roma coach Jose Mourinho visits Diego Maradona’s mural and lays flowers to commemorate him ahead of the Napoli game

ROMA coach Jose Mourinho visited Diego Maradona’s mural in Napoli ahead of his side’s face-off against Napoli on Monday.

The special59, paid his respects to the Argentine legend and his former pal by laying flowers ahead of a Serie A game against the club the world champion is idolized.

Jose Mourinho visited Diego Maradona's mural in Naples on Sunday

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Jose Mourinho visited Diego Maradona’s mural in Naples on SundayPhoto credit: Getty
Mourinho paid his respects by laying down some flowers

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Mourinho paid his respects by laying down some flowersPhoto credit: Getty

El Diego played for Napoli from 1984 to 1991, where he made 259 appearances and scored 115 goals.

This period was the club’s most successful, during which they won two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia.

Incredibly, those league titles are the only ones in Napoli’s history and they have never won a major European competition since.

This is why Maradona still worshiped in southern Italyand his death in 2020 was felt in Naples as much as in his native Argentina.

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A year and a half after his death, fans created a mural dedicated to their hero.

Ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho visited the site and was flanked by police as he laid some flowers.

The spectators watched and cheered as the Portugal coach admired the other awards featured on the mural.

Roma shared the moment on their social media channels so supporters could see the poignant scene.

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Maradona died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 60.

He played for clubs like Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors, as well as the Argentina national team.

After his death, Mourinho paid tribute to his friend, who he revealed encouraged him with phone calls when he lost matches.

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