11 Jul 2012

Maradona sacked by Al Wasl

1:41 pm on 11 July 2012

The former Argentina World Cup-winning football captain Diego Maradona has been sacked as coach of United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl.

The 51-year-old, who agreed a two-year contract with Al Wasl in May 2011, was dismissed following a meeting of the club's board.

Al Wasl failed to win any silverware under Maradona during his season at the helm, slipping to eighth in the 12-team UAE Pro League from sixth the previous season.

They also lost in the final of the Gulf Champions League to Bahrain side Al Muharraq and enjoyed little success in domestic cup competitions.

Maradona's sacking continued his modest record as a coach, in complete contrast to his playing career.