Carlos Queiroz to Step Down As Iran Coach after World Cup
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Carlos Queiroz will not remain at the helm of the Iran national football team after the World Cup finals in Russia.
Queiroz, who has been in charge of Team Melli since April 2011, had been offered an extension to his contract by the Iranian Football Federation until January’s Asian Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates.
But the 65-year-old has decided to call time on his seven-year stint with the Iranians after the World Cup, where they have been drawn to take on Morocco, Spain and Portugal in Group B.
“It’s almost one year since we qualified for the World Cup and it’s true that they gave me an offer to go for six months to the Asian Cup in the Emirates, but it didn’t meet my expectations,” Queiroz told Reuters in his team’s training camp in Turkey.