"I'm grateful to the fans and the players, because together we finally made unity in the club," Maradona continued. Only on Tuesday Maradona had announced his resignation in solidarity with club president Gabriel Pellegrino. The world champion of 1986 had made the re-election of Pellegrino as club chairman as a condition for the continuation of his term as coach.
When his application for the election of November 23 failed due to internal disputes, Maradona also decided to leave. "I came with you and go with you," he told Pellegrino, Telam news agency reported. With Maradona won Gimnasia three of eight games, scored 13 goals and was able to advance from penultimate place two positions in the table.