Diego Maradona makes surprise return to management with UAE second-division club


An administrative role within FIFA appeared to be Diego Maradona’s calling but the iconic World Cup winner has been discussing a return to management in recent weeks and today was surprisingly named as UAE club, Fujairah.

Maradona has been out of work since departing Arabian Gulf League side Al Wasl in 2012 but his new challenge will be leading second division side, Fujairah into the top flight in the 2017/18 season.

The 56-year-old, who already spends a lot of his time living in Dubai, has signed a one-year deal with the club and was pictured on Sunday night putting pen to paper and posing with the shirt.

Only this week, Maradona had stated he would be interested in coaching Napoli if the fans wanted it and his issues with the Italian tax authorities were resolved but the former Argentina manager has now taken a likely far more lucrative position.


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