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The former Argentina national team coach has been vocal about his side's need for new signings and says if they don't arrive he may decide to "pack his bags"

Diego Maradona says there's a 50 per cent chance he will leave Al Wasl as he continues to air his discontent about the lack of recruitment from club management, who he believes promised him several quality signings.

The Argentine legend, who joined Al Wasl in May last year on a two-season deal, threatened to quit the club if they continued to fail to meet perceived promises.

Earlier in the week, Al Wasl responded by claiming they were looking for a "high profile" replacement for Maradona, should he decide to leave, with Italian pair Marcello Lippi and Gianfranco Zola linked with the club.

Speaking after Tuesday's 4-3 GCC Champions League win over Bahraini outfit Al Nahda, Maradona again insisted he needs new players if the club wants to challenge for titles and said that if this fails to materialise, he was a 50 per cent chance to exit Al Wasl.

"If I am not able to recruit new players to make the club more competitive then there is a 50 per cent chance I will leave," Maradona told reporters.

"Due to the lack of players I currently have, I find myself unable to rest some of my key players. I have to play them as I have no choice.

He added: "I hope my next meeting with the club's management will be a positive one. I hope I will be able to continue improving the side, but if things stay the same then I will have to leave my position to someone else."

The former Argentina national team went on to explain that he will decide his future at the end of the season.

"At the end of the season, I will either be packing my bags to leave or I will remain on top of my job," he said.

"I am not here for a holiday, I am here to work and that is what I want to do. If I cannot do that then I might not be able to continue."

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