Kate-Lynne Wolmarans29 Apr 2018 AT 10:10 AM

Maradona resigns as coach of UAE side Al Fujairah FC

*sighs*
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans29 Apr 2018 AT 10:10 AM
Maradona resigns as coach of UAE side Al Fujairah FC
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Diego Maradona

Retired professional footballer Diego Maradona has resigned as head coach of second division UAE team Al Fujairah FC.

The announcement comes after Al-Fujairah FC and Khorfakkan tied 1-1 on Friday, April 27.

The news of Maradona's departure was announced by his lawyer, Matias Morla on Twitter. 

"After today’s draw and having not achieved the goal of promotion, Diego Maradona will no longer be the Fujairah coach. The decision was made in mutual agreement and Diego leaves the team in a play-off situation. He wishes the best to the club that opened its doors."

Maradona's year long gig at Al Fujairah FC was his second managerial spell in the UAE. He managed Al-Wasl for a year in 2011.  

Aside from local teams in the UAE, the footie legend managed Argentina's national team from 2008 to 2010.

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