Diego Maradona is set to return to professional football after being appointed coach of United Arab Emirates second division side Al Fujairah SC.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup-winner will return to the coaching fray for the first time since in five years since his exit from fellow UAE side Al Wasl.

"I am really excited," Maradona told FIFA.com. "It's a new challenge in a smaller league, although I'll treat it like it was the best in the world."

The Argentinian great played in four World Cups overall and also coached La Albiceleste to the quarter-finals at South Africa 2010.

Maradona recently linked with FIFA, having become a key member of the FIFA Legends programme.

United Arab Emirates continues to makes significant strides in football with the gulf nation set to host the FIFA Club World Cup later this year, as well as the next AFC Asian Cup in 2019.