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Metsu steps down as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl

Health issues force Bruno Metsu to resign just 3 months after replacing Maradona

Metsu steps down as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl
Bruno Metsu.

Bruno Metsu has stepped down from coaching duties at Dubai's Al Wasl due to health issues less than three months after replacing Diego Maradona at the Dubai club.

A statement released by the club on Friday said Metsu asked to step down as head coach due to "his current health condition" with no further details.

Metsu signed a two-year contract with Al Wasl in July, a week after the temperamental Argentine great was dismissed from the club that finished eighth in the 12-team league last season.

The 58-year-old, who took over from Diego Maradona in July, has been in and out of hospital after being admitted to the American Hospital Dubai earlier this month with severe abdominal pain.

Officials have declined to give details of Metsu's illness.

Metsu was the national coach in Qatar and also worked in several clubs in the emirate before moving to Dubai this summer.

Before coming to the Gulf, the Frenchman led Senegal to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals.

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