Argentina great Diego Maradona signs three-year contract to join Belarusian club Dynamo Brest as chairman
Diego Maradona has signed a three-year contract to join top-flight Belarusian club Dinamo Brest as chairman, the club said.
Minsk: Diego Maradona has signed a three-year contract to join top-flight Belarusian club Dinamo Brest as chairman, the club said.
Argentine legend Maradona, a former World Cup winner recognised as one of the all-time greats, last month stepped down as coach of United Arab Emirates second division club Al-Fujairah.
"Yes, Diego's with us!" the club wrote on its official Twitter account late Tuesday, following media rumours over the weekend.
Maradona, one of football's most divisive figures off the field, will oversee the "strategic development" of the club when he takes over following the 14 June-15-July World Cup in Russia, according to a tweet.
Dinamo, based in the south-west of Belarus, are currently in eighth position in the country's Premier league.
Messi joining top French club PSG last month is not the only high-profile departure for La Liga. In the last five seasons, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have all left either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
A spokesperson for Munich regional court told AFP subsidiary SID that both Boateng's lawyer and the state prosecutor have contested the verdict.
The league is being played at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and has attracted participation from 20 teams and over 240 players. In the first edition eight had participated.