Two of football’s greatest players, famed almost as much for their off-pitch excess as their on-pitch success, joined forces in the Swiss city of Brig.
In February, Maradona took to Facebook to claim he was now working for Fifa and football’s governing body was clean and transparent after their huge corruption scandal.
He said: “Yes, it’s now official. I can finally fulfil one of the dreams of my life, to work for a clean and transparent Fifa, with people who love football.
“Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to face this new challenge.”
A Fifa spokesperson said: “In recognition of his outstanding and unique contribution to football, Fifa is looking for the best way to collaborate with Diego Armando Maradona, ensuring he has a major role in Fifa’s activities to promote the game across the globe, through his involvement in relevant development projects and the Fifa Legends’ programme.”