Diego Maradona Gets New Job
Diego Maradona, who offered to coach Argentina again for free has opted for another job even before a replacement was named for sacked national team coach, Jorge Sampaoli.
Maradona has taken over as Chairman of Belarus club, Dynamo Brest after signing a three-year contract.
The soccer legend surprised many by agreeing to take charge of a club that was rescued from bankruptcy two years ago.
Hopefully, they won't return to bankruptcy with Maradona calling the shots at the club.
He plans to move to Brest after parting company with Al-Fujairah FC, where he was coach of the United Arab Emirates club.
Maradona touched down in Belarus after being a FIFA ambassador at the World Cup in next door Russia, where his matchday antics, including giving an obscene middle-finger gesture to Nigeria fans during one game, raised eyebrows.
"I want to make a photo with Lukashenko, I hope he will become our fan," Maradona said at a news conference after landing in Brest to the cheers of two dozen supporters, and being given a traditional welcome of bread and salt.
"I can live without problems in Belarus," he added.