Showing posts with label Al Wasl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Al Wasl. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wenger of the Middle East

On Monday Diego Maradona revealed that he would like to leave a legacy at Al Wasl akin to that of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Maradona told DPA: "I would love to fulfil and go on to renew [my contract]; to become a sort of Arsene Wenger at Al Wasl."

The Argentine legend rejected claims that he took the job in Dubai for solely monetary reasons and went on to reveal his desire to lead the club to glory. Maradona's side currently sit fifth in the UAE Pro League, five points adrift of an AFC Champions League qualifying spot.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Maradona and Chavez (Still the best of friends)

The friendship between Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona and Venezuela president Hugo Chavez has seemingly survived Boca Juniors' Copa Libertadores opener with Zamora, a club which is directed by Chavez's brother Adelis. The Argentine heavyweights were held to a goalless draw by the Barinas-based club, who played in their first ever game in the continental competition. But with both sides sharing the spoils, it looks like Diego and Hugo will remain 'BFF' for a while yet.