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Maradona Takes Over as Manager of Al Wasl Soccer Club in Dubai

May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup as a player, will take over as manager of the Al Wasl soccer club in Dubai.

The 50-year-old has a two-season contract, Al Wasl said today in an e-mailed statement. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, although the team said the value of the contract is “worthy of the stature and reputation” of Maradona.

Maradona last year coached Argentina during the World Cup, the most watched sporting event, in South Africa. He was captain of the team in 1986 when Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the final.

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