IS IRAN WITH OR WITHOUT A COACH?
According to Press TV, sources from the Iranian Football Association have indicated that there is a need for a German Coach including former coach of the Hungarian National Team Lothar Matthaeus.
While Lothar Matthaeus has stated that he is willing to discuss any job offers from the Iranian National Football Association, he has not received any information from their representatives.
I was under the impression that Iran had chosen Artur Jorge from Portugal to be their coach. There was also the story about how former Sunderland, Manchester City and Leeds United boss Peter Reid turned down the offer to be coach of the Iranian National Team without no apparent reason.
Winfried Schafer [who was Cameroon’s Coach] was also considered a candidate and nothing came of the proposal. If Iran wants to advance to the 2010 World Cup, it must find a coach for its national team and the sooner the better. This game of musical chairs in which who could be the next coach does not help any team.
I am sure that Iran is willing to resolve this inconvenient situation in order to move forward.
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