Diego Maradona named chairman of obscure Belarusian club

Diego Maradona named chairman of obscure Belarusian club

The 57-year-old Argentina legend signed a three-year contract on Tuesday to be the chairman of the board for Belarusian outfit Dynamo Brest, with the club confirming the move.

Earlier it was reported that the legendary Argentinean can become the head coach of Brest team.

Dinamo Brest said on its Twitter account that Maradona signed a three-year deal, and will take up the role after the World Cup in Russian Federation ends. He's been appointed chairman of Belarusian Premier Division side Dinamo Brest and is expected to, in the club's words, "deal with strategic development".

They face BATE in the Belarusian Cup final on Sunday, where they will seek to defend the trophy they won previous year.

Diego Maradona will start his job at Dynamo Brest after the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Brest-born Sergei Kovalchuk who started out as sports director of FC Dynamo Brest took charge of the club.

Diego Maradona is unveiled as the new chairman of Dinamo Brest, who are now down in eighth place in the Belarusian Premier League.

The former Barcelona and Napoli forward also managed the Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010.