Maradona slams 'corrupt' FIFA leaders
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has labelled FIFA "corrupt'' and described the organisation's executives as "dinosaurs who don't want to give up power''.
Maradona, who captained his country to World Cup glory in 1986, was highly critical of FIFA, which has been rocked by allegations of corruption in recent weeks.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as president this week, with rival candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam having been suspended pending a full inquiry into allegations of bribery prior to the vote, along with FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.
The Football Association sought to have the election postponed while a rival candidate to Blatter could be found but were heavily defeated when the motion was put to the vote at FIFA Congress, with Argentina's executive committee representative Julio Grondona urging the FA and the English media to stop its attacks on "the FIFA family''.
Maradona, speaking at a press conference to mark his arrival as coach at Dubai club Al Wasl, said: "I have been asked to join the FIFA family. I say to them; what family? I do not deal with corrupt people.
"Every day, there is corruption, match-fixing scandals. This is not football. We are not talking about football here. This is not something that people who watch football deserve.
"Unfortunately in FIFA, we have a museum, a big museum. They are dinosaurs who don't want to give up power. This Blatter being re-elected, that is not something unique. People like us know what is going on.
"(FIFA executives) are going to look after themselves, look after their backs,'' he added. "They will stay until they are 105 and 110, and football unfortunately will be the same.''