Serie A club Napoli are considering the prospect of renaming their stadium after Diego Armando Maradona.
The late Argentine moved to Napoli from Spanish powerhouse Barcelona and inspired the Naples club to two Serie A titles in three years betwen 1987 and 1990-along with the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup. This period, till date remains the most successful period in Napoli’s history
“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.
Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris supported the proposal that the city’s San Paolo Stadium be renamed for Maradona, who scored 81 goals in 188 appearances for the club.
“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.”