02/05/2013 10:51 BST | Updated 02/05/2013 10:52 BST

Diego Maradona Tests Flight Simulator (PICTURE)

He was sent flying by ruthless defenders but now Diego Maradona is trying his hand at flying, albeit via a flight simulator.

The 1986 World Cup winner tested his aerial skills on an Emirates’ flight simulator under the supervision of Captain Ahmad Bin Huzaim and Captain Nabil Al Boom at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday.

Argentinian hero Maradona played at four World Cups for his country and coached them at the 2010 finals in South Africa, where they were eliminated in the last eight by a rampant Germany.

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He was sacked as manager of Dubai club Al Wasl FC last year and is currently without a club.