23 May 2011

Maradona hype grips Al Wasl

6:02 am on 23 May 2011

The Diego Maradona effect is already creating a buzz at Dubai-based Al Wasl, with players queuing up to join since the Argentine's appointment.

Maradona, the 1986 World Cup winning captain, will take charge of the seven-times UAE league winners next month.

It will be his first coaching role since guiding Argentina to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup and his goal will be to help them become the top team in Asia.

Mohammed added Maradona would get whatever resource he needed to achieve that goal.