Former Doncaster Rovers star unveils plan to become a politician in Africa

El Hadji-Diouf in action for Doncaster Rovers.
El Hadji-Diouf in action for Doncaster Rovers.
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Controversial former Doncaster Rovers star El-Hadji Diouf has announced plans to become a politician.

The 36-year-old is attempting to become an MP in his home country of Senegal.

Diouf revealed he has scrapped plans to into management because a career in politics is more appealing to him.

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 whenever called upon."

Diouf scored six goals in 22 appearances for Rovers during the 2011-12 season and was linked with a series of controversial incidents during his playing career in England.