Posted July 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Diego Maradona
Describing Dubai as his second home, Argentine icon Diego Maradona also said on Tuesday he was thrilled to be hired for another year in his role as global ambassador for the sports-mad, Persian Gulf city. Maradona was hired last year as ambassador by the Dubai Sports Council soon after he was sacked as the coach of Dubai-based club Al Wasl after only one season. The council said it will extend his contract for another year but offered no details on how much it will pay the football great. Also, council secretary general Ahmed al-Sharif said Maradona will oversee football academies in the city aimed at raising the quality of football across the United Arab Emirates. ''Diego Maradona ... since the past one year, he has brought in so much added value to Dubai on and off the sports field,'' al-Sharif said. ''Dubai has been the best and busiest sporting destination in the Middle East.'' Maradona has talked of returning to coaching and has been linked t...

Maradona to remain in Dubai as ambassador for city

Diego Maradona is set to extend his role as an ambassador to raise the sporting profile of Dubai. The Argentine great, who was fired as coach of the Dubai-based club Al Wasl after only one season, has spent the past year traveling the globe as an ambassador for the Dubai Sports Council. The council announced Monday that it would extend his contract and plans to announce further...

Soccer Great, Diego Maradona, Snubs Raja Casablanca

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