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El Hadji Diouf to go into POLITICS as Liverpool flop eyes Senegalese parliament

Controversial forward says he has a 'passion' to help the people of his nation

EL Hadji Diouf has threatened to wreak havoc in his home country … by going into POLITICS.

The controversial ex-Liverpool flop, 36, figured in a series of spitting incidents and bust-ups throughout his stormy career.


Former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf is to go into politics in Senegal

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Former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf is to go into politics in Senegal

El-Hadji Diouf is world-renowned for his daft antics on and off the field

Diouf was a controversial, divisive figure during his time in Britain

Diouf, who retired in 2015, now plans to turn his back on management in favour of becoming an MP in his native Senegal.

He said: “My future is defined. In the next two years I will be joining politics, because I know from that point I can change a lot in football.

“I have a lot of passion for politics, and I have people in Senegal who are mentoring me. That is the future for me, because a lot of Senegalese people are able to listen to me.

“I took high-level coaching courses, but decided not to continue since I have better plans on things I want to do.

“But I am always available to advise my team [Senegal] whenever called upon.”

GLASGOW - MARCH 13: El Hadji Diouf of Liverpool leaves the field after his incident in the crowd during the Glasgow Celtic v Liverpool UEFA Cup Quarter Final match at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on March 13, 2003. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

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Diouf caused controversy after spitting at a fan at the end of a Uefa Cup tie with Celtic

A £10million Liverpool buy from French club Lens in 2002, Diouf went on to play for Bolton, Sunderland, Blackburn, Rangers, Doncaster and Leeds before ending his career with Malaysian club Sabah.

Twice named African Footballer of the Year, he shone at the 2002 World Cup, and won 69 caps for the Teranga Lions.