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Diego Maradona accepts Al Wasl offer

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Diego Maradona has been named as the new manager of Al Wasl, with the Dubai club confirming they have reached an agreement with the Argentinian.

Maradona travelled to the UAE over the weekend, where he met with Al Wasl club officials and it was announced that he had signed a two-year deal and would be unveiled at a press conference next month.

”Al Wasl Sports Club is proud to announce the appointment of Diego Armando Maradona as head coach of Al Wasl Football Club, in a momentous development that will see the football legend lead the team for the next two seasons,” the official statement read.

Al Wasl vice-chairman Marwane Ben Bayatt added: ”Al Wasl Sports Club has become synonymous with achievements of this calibre, and we are very pleased to be welcoming Maradona to a long line of accolades in the club’s history. ‘This partnership embodies the vision of the club as it embraces forward thinking developments in the region to establish unprecedented standards for the sport.”

Al Wasl are fourth in the UAE league and have been without a permanent manager since they sacked Brazilian Sergio Farias last month.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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