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

Wednesday.

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

money.”

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.