Maradona says Al Wasl offered “good money”
Diego Maradona accepted the offer to coach United Arab Emirates
club Al Wasl because it offered ”good money,” he said on
The Argentine great stunned the football world by taking the job
with the little-known Dubai outfit on Monday, his first post since
leaving the Argentine national side after the World Cup.
”It’s a marvelous experience,” Maradona told the TyC sports
channel. ”It’s the chance to be in a country where perhaps there
aren’t many stars, but there’s a squad to command and good
The 50-year-old Maradona signed a two-year deal and will take
control of the club when the new season starts in September. The
terms of his contract have not been released.
Al Wasl, fourth in the domestic league, had been looking for a
new coach since sacking Brazilian Sergio Farias in March.