The new chairman at a Belarusian club, Maradona showed up for his new role in an armoured car. Photo: @leobruno on Twitter

BERLIN – Argentinian footballing legend Diego Maradona has hardly been out of the headlines after some eccentric appearances while cheering on his country at the World Cup. 

He was at it again on Tuesday as he agreed to take over as chairman at a Belarusian club - showing up for his new role in an armoured car.

Photos and videos posted on social media showed the 57-year-old standing and waving to the crowd as he was driven into the stadium of Dynamo Brest, who play in the Belarusian Premier League.

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Having signed a three-year contract, he is expected to oversee football strategy and the club's youth academy. It's his latest venture after leaving his role as coach at Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

His antics in Russia, which included making obscene gestures, falling asleep and dancing around, were a sideshow to the football in Russia and made him ever-present on social media.