Dubai club replaces Maradona with Bruno Metsu
The Dubai soccer club that fired Diego Maradona as coach has
hired his successor – Bruno Metsu, a Frenchman who was once the
national coach of Qatar and Senegal.
The Al Wasl club says Metsu signed a two-year contract Tuesday
and will join the team next week. Financial terms were not
disclosed. The hiring comes a week after Al Wasl fired Maradona a
year before his contract ended.
The Argentine great brought much-needed attention to the United
Arab Emirates league, but was unable to turn around Al Wasl. The
club finished eighth in the 12-team league last season.
Metsu has worked with several clubs in the emirate. Before
coming to the Gulf, he reached quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup