​Diego Maradona will be treated like a king every time he takes the sidelines during home games of his new Argentine club, Gimnasia y Esgrima.


The former ​Barcelona star will have the luxury of watching his side in comfort on the sideline as opposed to sitting on the bench, with the blue and white chair complete with the Gimnasia badge, as well as El Diego's initials and signature.


According to ​ESPN, the club will auction the high-backed chair, decked out in the club colours of blue and white and replete with the official crest and initials DM, after each home match.



Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is regarded as one of the greatest ever players in the history of the sport, took over at the La Plata club in September and is charged with helping them avoid relegation to Argentina's second tier.


The club said Maradona will also sign replicas of the throne to be sold in the club shop. He signed his first chair on Friday before Gimnasia’s Superliga game with Velez Sarsfield.


This isn't the first time Maradona has been given the royal treatment since returning to coach in Argentina. The football legend was ​welcomed by his former club Newell's Old Boys last October with a special prematch presentation that included his very own chair on the sideline from which to coach.


Maradona was appointed Gimnasia manager in September. He announced he had left the club just two months into his stint, only to reverse his decision two days later.