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Diego Maradona Arrives At His New Club In A Tank

Ryan Sidle

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Diego Maradona Arrives At His New Club In A Tank

As if Dinamo Brest could make themselves any more interesting than being called Brest. The Belarusian side have now appointed Diego Maradona as their chairman and he arrived in a tank, because of course he did.

Diego Maradona is the gift that keeps on giving. From leading his side to winning the World Cup in 1986 to being banned from the competition for drug use in 1994, managing his country badly in the 2010 tournament or following the national team like a fool this summer, it's never a dull moment when it comes to El Diego.

Maradona enjoying himself a little too much in Russia. Image: PA Images
Maradona enjoying himself a little too much in Russia. Image: PA Images

In Russia he was paid by FIFA to be at matches as part of the legends directive and he was constantly being shown on television as he swung a t-shirt over his head, lifted up a banner of his own face and flipped the bird at Nigeria fans.

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So what can you do with yourself after such a colourful World Cup? Well Maradona has just become chairman of Belarusian side Dinamo Brest, yep I giggle every time and I'm happy to admit it, and as only Maradona can do he turned up in a tank:

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Brest play in the Belarus Premier League and last season finished 4th in the league whilst their new chairman was coaching at United Arab Emirates club Al-Fujairah FC but left in May before agreeing to the switch to Belarus.

The club got new investors two years ago from the UAE. At the time they were in financial difficulties and on the verge of going into administration.

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Maradona in 1986 vs England. Image: PA Images
Maradona in 1986 vs England. Image: PA Images

However in the years they've had the new investors they've already won two domestic cups and now have international recognition with Maradona in the side. The next piece of the puzzle is reportedly building a 30,000 seater stadium.

The club's director of development Viktor Radkov told people at the new chairman's unveiling that, "Given the fact that boss Diego will live in Brest, I think people will come from all over the world to watch the game."

Maradona's post playing career in football has hardly been a glittering array of success as a manager so Brest will certainly be hoping his life as a chairman doesn't go tits up.

Topics: Football News, Diego Maradona, Argentina

Ryan Sidle
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