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Maradona in contention for UAE manager’s job

[5/17/2012 12:00:00 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Diego Maradona could be set for a return to the international arena with the Argentine being considered for the vacant United Arab Emirates head coaching job.

The new president of the UAE Football Association Yousuf al-Serkal said on Wednesday that Maradona was among the leading candidates for the post.

“As Maradona is within the family of UAE football, we can’t neglect or overlook such a name,” al-Serkal said. “We will have to consider him.”

Maradona, who won the World Cup as a player in 1986 and coached Argentina to the quarter-finals of the 2010 edition in South Africa, is now working at the Al Wasl club in Dubai.

The UAE has been without a head coach since Srecko Katanec was sacked last year following successive defeats in their opening 2014 World Cup qualifying matches.


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