Diego Maradona has been fined 9,000 dirham (Rs1,51,500 approx) and warned by a United Arab Emirates Football Association disciplinary committee for verbally abusing a rival coach.
Maradona, who coaches UAE professional club Al Wasl, has been feuding with Al Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu since losing an ill-tempered match last month. The 1986 World Cup-winning Argentine complained that Olaroiu and his staff celebrated the winning goal in an unprofessional manner and he later called Olaroiu rude and impolite.
The FA published the decision Thursday on its website.
Since arriving in Dubai, Maradona has made his presence felt. Maradona has also criticized referees he claims were biased against his club and kicked a fan for intruding on a photo shoot following a match.