Diego Maradona returns to management with Al-Fujairah in UAE

Diego Maradona has been appointed coach of Al-Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

Maradona, 56, has been out of management since being sacked by Dubai's Al-Wasl in 2012 but has now found a new role in the UAE second division.

A statement on the club's Twitter feed on Sunday read: "Officially: Maradona as coach of Fujairah''

Maradona himself wrote on his official Facebook page: "I want to tell you that I'm the new coach of Al-Fujairah SC, in the second division of the United Arab Emirates.''

Attaching a picture of himself posing with an Al-Fujairah shirt with his name and his famous No. 10 on the back, he added: "Here are my new colours!''

Maradona won the 1986 World Cup with his country and reached the final four years later, and twice won Serie A with Napoli. His career also took in Argentinos Juniors, Barcelona, Sevilla, Newell's Old Boys and Boca Juniors.

He began his coaching career with short stints at Mandiyu de Corrientes and Racing Club in the mid-90s, but did not take charge of a team again until he was appointed coach of Argentina in 2008. He led his country to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but his contract was not renewed after they were beaten 4-0 by Germany in the quarterfinals.