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Maradona appointed head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah

  • Published at 12:50 am May 8th, 2017
  • Last updated at 06:33 pm May 27th, 2017
Maradona appointed head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been appointed as head coach of Al-Fujairah FC, the United Arab Emirates club said on Sunday. "Official: our Giants coach of Al Fujairah," the second division club said in a statement alongside a picture of Maradona holding the club's red and white shirt with his name and No. 10 on the back. The football great was unveiled on Sunday as he started his first job since being sacked by Dubai's Al Wasl in 2012. [caption id="attachment_62159" align="aligncenter" width="615"] El Diego signs on the dotted line TWITTER[/caption] Rashid Ali Garcia, his adviser, revealed Maradona has agreed a 12-month deal to help the club win promotion to the top tier. A press conference is scheduled for next week where Maradona will reveal his plans for the club. Maradona's managerial career began with Argentine club sides Mandiyu de Corrientes and Racing Club, where he failed to make an impact alongside former teammate Carlos Fren. He was then handed the Argentina national team job in 2008, ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where they were eliminated with a 4-0 thrashing by Germany in the quarter-finals.