Argentina World Cup winner Maradona, 51, was sacked last week with a year left on his two-year contract following a trophy-less season for the football club, Reuters reported.
“More details will be revealed in the press conference that will be held in the coming days to officially unveil coach Metsu as head coach,” said a club statement released on Twitter, which also said Frenchman Metsu, 58, had signed a two-year contract.
Maradona was axed after Al Wasl finished in eighth place in the 12-team UAE Pro League, a drop of two places from their previous season’s finish.
Following Maradona’s dismissal, Al Wasl invited him back to the UAE for a farewell ceremony to “reflect the unique and strong relationship” between the club and its former coach.
“There is no information yet on whether or not he (Maradona) will be coming and no information on his arrival,” a spokesman for the public relations company acting on behalf of the club told Reuters on Tuesday.