• Argentinian had been under pressure after club finished eighth
• Previous board had resigned en masse in protest last month
Diego Maradona has been sacked as manager of the United Arab Emirates club Al-Wasl. The Argentinian's position had been in doubt since last month when the club's entire board resigned following a trophyless season.
Maradona was appointed in May last year but after managing only eighth place in the Pro-League in his first season in charge he has been sacked after meeting the new board on Tuesday.
"Following a meeting held by the board of directors of Al-Wasl Football Company held today [Tuesday], to evaluate the technical staff of Al-Wasl Football Team under the leadership of coach Diego Maradona, it was decided to terminate the services of coach Diego Maradona and his technical staff," a statement from the club said.
Maradona still had a year to run on his contract with the ambitious Dubai-based club. The 51-year-old had been brought in to help boost the club's profile, both on and off the pitch, but in addition to a disappointing league campaign they were knocked out of the President's Cup and Emirates Cup at the quarter-final stage. Read More
انسخ الكود التالى و ضعه فى موقعك او مدونتك.