Diego Maradona sacked as Al Wasl manager


Maradona sacked as Al Wasl coach
Dubai, Jul 11: Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona was sacked on Tuesday as coach of Dubai based club Al Wasl. The 51-year old, who had signed a two-year contract with the club in May 2011, was under pressure after failing to win a trophy last season.

The former World Cup winning captain's coaching days were numbered following the resignation of the club's board last month and their replacements took the decision to fire him after a meeting on Tuesday.

"Following a meeting held by the board of directors of Al Wasl Football Company to evaluate the technical staff of Al Wasl under the leadership of coach Diego Maradona, it was decided to terminate the services of coach Diego Maradona and his technical staff," a club statement said.

After being sacked as the national coach of Argentina, Maradona's coaching career has not reached any heights, failing to win a single title with Al Wasl.

Al Wasl slipped to eighth in the 12-team UAE Pro League, two places lower than the previous season. They even lost in the final of the Gulf Champions League to Bahrain side Al Muharraq and had no success in the domestic cup competitions.

Al Wasl also failed to progress to the finals of the UAE league cup and failed to get past the second round the President's cup.

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