Napoli are set to rename the San Paolo stadium after the late Diego Maradona, who died on the 25th of November, 2020 in Tigre, Argentina.
Maradona had been recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain.
Cause of death revealed
An autopsy report leaked to the Argentine media, has claimed Diego Maradona died in his sleep after suffering heart failure, according to the Daily Mail.
Maradona’s death comes only two weeks after leaving hospital following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Medics also detected dilated cardiomyopathy, a medical condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
Napoli consider renaming stadium after Maradona
Speaking with French sports channel RMC Sport on Thursday, November 26, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said: “We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona’ after the Argentine legend, who scored 115 times in 259 appearances for the club.
“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.
“We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples stadium to Maradona,” De Magistris said.
“Its a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.”