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Diego Maradona hired as chairman of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest

The former Argentina great announced Tuesday that he will become chairman of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest.

Wednesday 16 May, 2018
Diego Maradona has left his coaching job in the United Arab Emirates after the team he was in charge of failed to win automatic promotion to the premier division.
Diego Maradona has left his coaching job in the United Arab Emirates after the team he was in charge of failed to win automatic promotion to the premier division. Foto:AP-Bikas Das

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Diego Maradona is leaving the dugout for the director’s box.

The former Argentina great announced Tuesday that he will become chairman of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest.

The 57-year-old Maradona said posted a photo of his new contract on his Instagram, with the note: “Thanks for the confidence and for thinking of me.”

The 1986 World Cup champion recently finished a tenure as coach of the United Arab Emirates’ second-division club Al Fujairah. His contract was not extended after he failed to reach the country’s top league.

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 Russia ends.

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