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‘Diego Maradona’s biggest battle was always with himself’

‘Diego Maradona’s biggest battle was always with himself’

Entertainment
In July 1984, a then 23-year-old Diego Maradona arrived in Naples, heralded by fans as their saviour after years of misery on the pitch.Sure enough, the record signing proved to be the Italian club's turning point, leading them to two Serie A titles in three years. The charismatic Argentinian was the biggest footballer in the world, a god on the pitch who was adored by thousands of fans. But away from the beautiful game, his life was spiralling out of control.His time in the city made him a global superstar, but broke him as a man.The stories of cocaine use and reported mafia friendships have been well documented. But asking the man himself? That has proved an extremely tricky task for journalists over the years. Advertisement ...
Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Napoli and Manchester United ready to battle to sign Kieran Trippier

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Napoli and Manchester United ready to battle to sign Kieran Trippier

Sports
NICE TRIP England's World Cup hero could be sold for Spurs as they attempt an overhaul of their squad Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier is being coveted by both Manchester United and Napoli, according to reports. The England star’s career in north London is hanging in the balance after a poor season following his World Cup heroics. Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier could be set to leave the club. Trippier, 28, has been the weak link in Mauricio Pochettino’s side this campaign with an own goal against Chelsea and a missed penalty against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup just two of his worst moments, while injuries have also harmed his form. This hasn’t deterred his suitors, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, though with Man United kee
Superdry battle descends into ‘dirty tricks’ row

Superdry battle descends into ‘dirty tricks’ row

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Superdry, the troubled fashion retailer, has become embroiled in a "dirty tricks" row hours before investors decide whether to reinstate co-founder Julian Dunkerton to its board.Sky News has learnt that lawyers for Mr Dunkerton warned Superdry on Monday against making allegedly defamatory statements about him to the company's shareholders. Debevoise & Plimpton, the law firm, is understood to have issued the warning after Peter Bamford and Euan Sutherland, the retailer's chairman and chief executive, cited Mr Dunkerton's behaviour during his tenure in a last-ditch bid to persuade a shareholder to vote in the board's favour.Mr Dunkerton's lawyers are also said to have accused the Superdry directors of disclosing confidentia...