Al Wasl sack Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona has been sacked as the Al Wasl coach.
The decision to terminate the Argentine’s two year deal until the end of the 2012/13 campaign was taken at a special board meeting held at the club’s premises.
A club spokesman told Sport 360: “Following a meeting by the Board of Directors of Al Wasl Football Company on Tuesday evening to evaluate the technical staff of the Al Wasl football team under the leadership of Diego Maradona.
“And after thorough evaluation of the coach and his staff it has been decided to terminate the services of Diego Maradona and his technical staff.”
Maradona failed to lift Al Wasl, who ended their Pro League campaign in eighth place.
They reached the semifinals of the Etisalat Cup and the last eight of the President’s Cup before losing the two-legged Gulf Champions League final despite beating Bahrain’s Al Muharraq 3-1 in the first leg in Manama.
Maradona blamed a lack of funding to buy the right kind of players as the reason for Wasl’s demise under him and was reprimanded by the former Al Wasl board headed by Chairman of Al Wasl Football Company Marwan bin Bayat to focus on the job he was appointed for.