World Football - Maradona 'to coach in Dubai'
Argentine great Diego Maradona is in negotiations to become Dubai club Al Wasl's coach, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
"It's more than 85 percent done," the source said. "There will be a big announcement in the next two days. It will make all fans and football lovers in UAE happy."
The source declined to reveal contract details.
But his spell as Argentina coach ended last July after the country's football association voted unanimously not to renew his contract following the team's 4-0 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa.
If the Al Wasl deal is confirmed, Maradona will take over a side lying fourth in the domestic league, 16 points behind table toppers Al Jazira with five matches to go. The two teams play on Monday.
Signing Maradona would be the latest move by Dubai to flex its football muscles.