Al Wasl: Maradona to remain as coach next season

Dubai soccer club Al Wasl says Diego Maradona will remain as

coach next season despite the loss in the GCC Champions League

final that caused the entire board to resign.

Wasl Club chairman Mohammad Ahmad bin Fahad dismissed reports

that Maradona had resigned as a ”mistake.” He said Maradona’s

future had not been discussed at the board meeting Sunday.

”Maradona is the head coach of Al Wasl and has the complete

authority for the program,” Bin Fahad said. “He will continue with

us. There is no change in his position.”

The Al Wasl board resigned Thursday without giving an

explanation. It was led by Marwan bin Bayat, who was instrumental

in signing Maradona to a two-year deal in May.