Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 jersey for all teams in honour of the late Diego Maradona who died on Wednesday at the age of 60.

The Argentina legend wore the iconic jersey number for much of his career for club and country and current Marseille boss Villas-Boas believes the best tribute to the 1986 World Cup winner would be to retire it from use.

"Maradona, yes it is tough news. I would like FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams," he said after Marseille's Champions League group stage loss to his former club Porto.

"It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football."

Maradona's former club Napoli have not used the No 10 shirt since 2000 as a mark of respect to the player who guided them to several trophies, including two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990.

FIFA has previously said it would not allow Argentina to dispense with the number, which is currently worn by Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi.