Football: Maradona to coach Dubai's Al Wasl
last update: May 16, 19:16
Dubai, 16 May (AKI) - Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has accepted a two-year deal to manage Dubai's Al Wasl.
Maradona is to take over as coach next season, club vice-chairman Marwane Ben Bayatt said on Monday, according to Gulf News daily.
"We have reached an agreement with Maradona and we will release details later," he said in the report.
No details of his contract were immediately available.
Maradona has been out of a coaching job since he led Argentina to a humiliating defeat in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when his team was defeated 4-0 by Germany.
Since retiring as a player in 1997, Maradona has endured tax evasion and drug scandals. He is still widely considered one the greatest soccer players of all time.
Al Wasl is ranked fourth in the United Arab Emirates league. The squad has been without a permanent coach since Brazilian Sergio Farias was fired in April.
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