Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has suggested the No. 10 jersey should be retired from all football clubs worldwide to pay tribute to Argentinian icon Diego Maradona, who tragically died on Wednesday.
The football legend wore his iconic No.10 shirt during his time at Napoli, Barcelona and in his illustrious international career, which saw him leading his country to the coveted World Cup in 1986.
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“Maradona? Yes, it is tough news, I would like FIFA to retire the Number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams,” Villas-Boas said.
“It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.”
Maradona tragically died after suffering cardiac arrest, several weeks following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the death of the nation’s football legend.