Argentina great Maradona appointed Dynamo Brest chairman in Belarus
May 16, 2018 | 4:12 PM
by Reuters
Former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona reacts during a news conference at the European Parliament office in Rome February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Minsk: Argentina great Diego Maradona has been appointed as the chairman of Dynamo Brest on a three-year contract, the Belarusian Premier League team said on Wednesday.

A 1986 World Cup winner, Maradona stepped down from his role as the coach of Al Fujairah FC last month after the United Arab Emirates club failed to gain automatic promotion to the first division.

"Diego Maradona will supervise the areas of club's strategic development, and also cooperate with its all structural departments, including the Academy of Dynamo Brest," the club said in a statement on their website.

The former Barcelona and Napoli forward previously managed UAE team Al Wasl along with the Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010.

The 57-year-old will take charge of Dynamo, who are eighth in their league, after the conclusion of this year's World Cup in Russia.

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