Thousands in Naples pay respect to Diego Maradona as Napoli plan stadium name change - in pictures

Argentine legend guided the club to two league titles during his seven-year spell

The football world is in mourning after Argentine legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.

In addition to his homeland, nowhere will feel the pain of his loss more than in Naples, Italy, where Maradona led Napoli to the first league titles in their history and forged an eternal bond with the club's supporters during a seven-year spell from 1984 to 1991.

Maradona's lasting impact in Naples has been so profound that the club are now considering renaming the stadium after the 1986 World Cup winner.

"We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona," Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.

The proposal has received the support of Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris, who said: "We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples stadium to Maradona.

"It's a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there's nothing that will hold us up. We're hoping to make it coincide with the resumption of games with fans."

Since Maradona's death, the people of Naples have taken to the streets of the city and gathered outside the stadium to pay tribute to one of the world's greatest ever footballers.

Take a look through the photo gallery above to see some of the best pictures from the tributes to Maradona in Naples. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.