May 16, 2018 / 8:33 AM / 6 months ago

Maradona appointed Dynamo Brest chairman in Belarus

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Al Fujairah v Khor Fakkan - UAE First Division - Fujairah stadium, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates - April 27, 2018 - Al Fujairah's manager Diego Maradona of Argentina reacts during the match. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

(Reuters) - 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 en.dynamo-brest.by.

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.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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