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Maradona says Al Wasl offered "good money"

Diego Maradona says on Argentine TV he's accepted the offer to coach United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl because it offered "good money"

AFP, Wednesday 18 May 2011
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The Argentine great stunned the football world by taking the job with the little-known Dubai outfit on Monday, his first post since leaving the Argentine national side after the World Cup.

He told TyC sports channel on Wednesday he was looking forward to a "marvelous experience," but acknowledged the generous contract helped to sway his decision.

The 50-year-old Maradona signed a two-year contract and will take control of the club when the new season starts in September.
Al Wasl, fourth in the domestic league, had been looking for a new coach since sacking Brazilian Sergio Farias in March.

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