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Diego Maradona to coach UAE club Al Wasl

 Diego Maradona, front, and Luis Figo, left, stand just before a match between team of stars against local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, Thursday,...
 Diego Maradona, left, vies for a ball during a match between team of stars against local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Thursday, May 12, 2011. The...
 Diego Maradona, right, vies for a ball during a match between team of stars against local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, early Thursday, May 12, 2...
 Diego Maradona vies for a ball during a match between team of stars against a local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The mat...
 In this image taken Saturday May 14, 2011, former Argentina coach, Diego Maradona, right, talks with Al Wasl Club officials in Dubai, United Arab Emi...
 In this image taken Saturday May 14, 2011, former Argentina coach, Diego Maradona, standing center, poses with Al Wasl Club officials and players in ...

Russia Soccer Chechnya

Diego Maradona, front, and Luis Figo, left, stand just before a match between team of stars against local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, Thursday,...

Russia Soccer Chechnya

Diego Maradona, left, vies for a ball during a match between team of stars against local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Thursday, May 12, 2011. The...

Russia Soccer Chechnya

Diego Maradona, right, vies for a ball during a match between team of stars against local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, early Thursday, May 12, 2...

Russia Soccer Chechnya

Diego Maradona vies for a ball during a match between team of stars against a local team in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The mat...

Emirates Soccer Al Wasl Maradona

In this image taken Saturday May 14, 2011, former Argentina coach, Diego Maradona, right, talks with Al Wasl Club officials in Dubai, United Arab Emi...

Emirates Soccer Al Wasl Maradona

In this image taken Saturday May 14, 2011, former Argentina coach, Diego Maradona, standing center, poses with Al Wasl Club officials and players in ...

Diego Maradona has been hired to coach United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl on a two-year contract.
Maradona, who has been out of coaching since leading Argentina to the World Cup quarterfinals last year, visited the club's training facility Saturday and had been in talks for several days. Al Wasl officials would not disclose details of the contract announced Monday, saying only that it was for two seasons and that he would be responsible for leading the club "to new heights."
Al Wasl is fourth in the domestic league and has been looking for a coach since firing Sergio Farias in March.
Al Wasl says that Maradona was on his way back to Argentina and could not be reached for comment. He is expected back next month.


Updated : 2020-12-06 02:53 GMT+08:00