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Diego Maradona makes grand arrival into Belarus airport after signing deal to become chairman of Dinamo Brest

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 17/07/2018 Danny Gallagher

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Watch: Maradona's bizarre Belarus arrival (Sky Sports)

Always one to make his entrance known, Diego Maradona touched down in Belarus this week for the first time after becoming chairman of Dinamo Brest football club.

The 57-year-old signed a three-year deal with the club and has now taken up the role after the conclusion of the Russia World Cup.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Quickly followed by a clenched fist into the air while cameras followed his journey © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Quickly followed by a clenched fist into the air while cameras followed his journey

Maradona was ferried from his plane in a gleaming blue Mercedes, while large crowds eagerly anticipating his arrival gathered outside the terminal.

a person driving a car: Maradona was all smiles and waves as he was driven from his plane to the terminal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Maradona was all smiles and waves as he was driven from his plane to the terminal

The main man wound down his window upon approach so that he could signal to the masses.

a group of people standing around a plane: The chirpy star was feeling the love and took a moment to blow a kiss to his adoring public © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The chirpy star was feeling the love and took a moment to blow a kiss to his adoring public

Once the vehicle pulled up, Maradona made a big scene of stepping outside and crouching down so as to touch the land of Belarus for the first time with his right hand.

Maradona left his position as coach of Al Fujairah last month after missing out on automatic promotion from the United Arab Emirates' second division.

a group of people standing in the snow: Maradona made an animated show of bending down to touch the ground for the first time © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Maradona made an animated show of bending down to touch the ground for the first time

The tenure stood as the second managerial spell of Maradona in the UAE, after spending a year in charge of Al-Wasl.

The former Barcelona and Napoli forward also managed the Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010.

a group of people riding on the back of a truck: The Dinamo Brest faithful cheer on their new boss as he is paraded in front of them on Monday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Dinamo Brest faithful cheer on their new boss as he is paraded in front of them on Monday

Maradona made many headlines during the World Cup, with his questionable antics in the crowd during his nation's fixtures. 

The national icon was present as his team struggled in Russia, with Lionel Messi and Co unable to get past the round of 16.

a group of people standing in front of a truck: He rocked up at the stadium in Brest in an enormous Jeep, waving to his adoring fans © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He rocked up at the stadium in Brest in an enormous Jeep, waving to his adoring fans

Maradona was at the centre of attention during his side's late victory over Nigeria after signalling inappropriate hand gestures as opposition fans before later being checked by medical staff following the final whistle.

An apology also had to be made by the 57-year-old to FIFA for his 'unacceptable comments' made following England's victory over Colombia in the quarter-finals.

Maradona had initially caused controversy by describing the result of the tie as a 'monumental theft'.

He strongly criticised the performance and suitability of American official Mark Geiger and stated that FIFA referees committee chairman Pierluigi Collina should 'apologise to the Colombian people'.

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