Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been appointed as the head coach of UAE second devision club Al-Fujairah FC.
Maradona, who was sacked as manager of UAE side Al Wasl back in 2012 and has been out of management since, now finds himself in a new role in the UAE second division.
On Sunday the club issued an official statement from their Twitter account that read: “Officially: Maradona as coach of Fujairah” with a picture of him holding the club’s shirt.
Later on Maradona wrote on his Facebook page that: “I want to tell you that I’m the new coach of Al-Fujairah SC, in the second division of the United Arab Emirates.”
He also posted a picture of himself in Al-Fujairah colours with his name and the infamous No.10 on the back of the shirt, he added: “Here are my new colours.”
Later on Monday evening showed off his footballing abilities when he was unveiled as the new manager of the club. The 56 year old took it to his United Arab Emirates club’s home pitch to juggle a ball ahead of his new managerial challenge.
Maradona had a very successful career as a player, he achieved a lot of success both for his national country, Argentina and for the various top level clubs he played for.
He won the 1986 FIFA World Cup with his country and took home a runners-up medal when he again reached the 1990 world cup finale.
He also played for Spanish giants FC Barcelona, where he won the Copa de La Liga, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana all in the same year of 1983. He would also win the Argentine Primera Division with Boca Juniors in 1981 but most of his success at the club level came when he played Italian giants SSC Napoli where he won two Serie A medals, the Coppa Italia and the prestigious UEFA Cup in 1988-89.
As a manager Maradona also had 2 year stint with his national team of Argentina and was the team’s coach in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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