Former Chelsea coach and current Marseille boss, Andre Villas-Boas has petitioned FIFA to retire the No.10 jersey famously won by the late Diego Maradona as he believes no player should ever wear the famous number again.
According to Andre Villas-Boas, the No.10 jersey should be retired from all teams in tribute to Diego Maradona after the Argentine soccer star’s death on Wednesday, November 25 after suffering a heart attack.
Maradona will be remembered as one of the best to ever have played the game and the No.10 jersey became synonymous with him.
Speaking about the late football legend after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Villas-Boas said;
It is very bad news, as well as the loss of a board member [at Porto] who was really important to me, who was the first person to open the door for me to the coaching world,”
And Maradona yes it is tough news, I would like FIFA to retire the No.10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams.
It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.”