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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 October 2018

Ivan Hasek replaces Diego Maradona at Al Fujairah football club

Maradona resigned in late April after failing to win promotion and then signed three-year contract with Belarus side Dynamo Brest

Ivan Hasek, who replaces Diego Maradona as Fujairah manager, was also in charge of the club from 2014 to 2016. Pawan Singh / The National
Ivan Hasek, who replaces Diego Maradona as Fujairah manager, was also in charge of the club from 2014 to 2016. Pawan Singh / The National

Czech Ivan Hasek will replace Diego Maradona as coach of UAE side Al Fujairah SC, Czech media reports said Wednesday.

Hasek, 54, has signed a one-year deal to return to the club he previously managed in 2014/15, Tyden daily reported.

Maradona resigned in late April after failing to win promotion and then signed a three-year contract with Belarus side Dynamo Brest, to oversee "strategic development".

Former Czech international Hasek won 56 caps between 1984 and 1994 and was twice elected Czech player of the season, spending his career with Sparta Prague and French side Racing Strasbourg.

He has managed Sparta and Strasbourg as well as Saint-Etienne, Japan's Vissel Kobe, Al Ahli, Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal and Qatar SC.

Hasek was also president of the Czech football federation from 2009 to 2011.

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Diego Maradona was Fujairah manager for nearly a full season. Ricardo Mazalan / AP Photo
Diego Maradona was Fujairah manager for nearly a full season. Ricardo Mazalan / AP Photo