Diego Maradona has bid an emotional farewell to Dorados after he called time on his spell at the Mexican second division club to focus on his health.Dorados confirmed on Thursday that the Argentina icon would step down from his role as coach as he prepares to undergo shoulder and knee surgery.The former Argentina boss was appointed in September 2018, and led Dorados to the final of the both the Apertura and Clausura, but lost on both occasions to Atletico San Luis, therefore missing out on promotion to Liga MX. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And, taking to his official Instagram account, the 58-year-old has thanked Dorados and their fans, as well as clarifying the reasons for his departure.”I wanted to make it clear that my departure from Dorados has to do with my health,” Maradona posted on Friday.”Unfortunately I have to step aside and leave the club, where they made me feel at home. I thank all those who are part [of the club], from President Antonio Nunez, to the fans, who always accompanied us.”To my technical team, and to all my players, who reached two consecutive finals for promotion. But today I have to think about myself, and my health.”The doctors ask me to stop, because the years go by and every time it hurts more. I have to do two operations that I have been postponing for a long time.”None are risky, but it takes time and rest to be able to do them, and I believe that this is the moment. I thank all those who always think of me. I trust that we have left the club on a high, and tell Dorados and the people that we are united forever.”
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game 35-31 at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The first version of the 2018 College Football Playoff rankings won’t be coming until October 30, but there’s nothing stopping us from taking our best guess as to what they’d look like right now. After five weeks, let’s take a look at the 10 teams we think would be at the top of the list.Alabama hasn’t had the toughest schedule, but there’s no doubt that the Crimson Tide looks like the best team in the country, yet again. Nick Saban’s move to name Tua Tagovailoa the team’s starting quarterback has led to Alabama having one of the most formidable offenses in the country.The other team in last year’s national title game, Georgia, has looked dominant as well. The Bulldogs would probably be No. 2 right now.Clemson likely has the wins to be No. 3, but the Tigers might have a quarterback problem after Trevor Lawrence’s injury and Kelly Bryant’s departure. They’re a team to watch moving forward.The No. 4 team would probably be Ohio State after its big win over Penn State on Saturday night. Let’s take a look at what we think the top 10 would look like:AlabamaGeorgiaClemsonOhio StateOklahomaLSUNotre DameAuburnWashingtonWest VirginiaThere’s a lot of football to be played over the next four weeks – and remember, the first version of the playoff rankings never looks similar to what we see at the end of the season. But so far, there’s a lot of familiarity at the top.