Controversial Diego Maradona agrees big-money deal to become latest Chinese soccer ambassador
Argentine legend confirms on Instagram he is in line to become the new ambassador of the Chinese Super League
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona confirmed he is in line to become the new ambassador of the Chinese Super League.
The former Argentina national team boss revealed the news on his Instagram account as he discussed the opportunity to work in China saying he would be “eternally grateful”.
Reports in the British media last week suggested the role could earn the World Cup winner millions of pounds as negotiations progressed in Dubai.
Muchas gracias Sra. Tang Qinghui por esta oportunidad que me da para trabajar en China, estaré eternamente agradecido! Grazie mille signora Tang Qinghui per questa opportunità che mi ha dato di lavorare in Cina, le sarò eternamente grato! Thank you very much Ms. Tang Qinghui for this opportunity you are giving me to work in China, I will be eternally grateful!
A post shared by Diego Armando Maradona (@maradona_oficial) on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:03pm PST
The controversial star’s lawyer Matias Morla later confirmed that his client had signed a contract to promote Chinese soccer.
The 56-year-old joins exalted company in being a CSL ambassador. The post has previously been held by global superstar David Beckham, who was succeeded in the role by former Czech international Pavel Nedved.
This announcement follows a recent statement from Maradona that he will be working with Fifa to achieve a clean and transparent organisation to govern international soccer.