Carlos Queiroz Enters Frame for Socceroos Job: Report

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national football team's current coach Carlos Queiroz is a nominee to replace Ange Postecoglou at Australia, Fairfax Media understands.

According to the report, the Portuguese coach is interested in moving to Australia to take charge of the national team after the 2018 World Cup, following confirmation that Postecoglou will not renew his contract.

The former Real Madrid coach and Manchester United assistant would be a strong candidate to take charge of Socceroos.

Queiroz is set be a free agent as of July next year with sources suggesting he will likely leave Iran after the 2018 World Cup campaign.

Queiroz's seven-year tenure with Team Melli has been successful on the field, taking the team from 66th to 30th in the world rankings, ahead of the likes of the Netherlands and Sweden, to become the top-ranked nation in Asia.  

Under his guidance, Iran became the first nation from the AFC to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and just the second in the world alongside Brazil, having gone eight games without conceding a goal in the final round of qualifiers.

Queiroz led South Africa and Portugal to World Cup appearances in 2002 and 2010 respectively and was the long-term assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. He spent one season as the head coach of Real Madrid.

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