My Deal Has Yet to Finalize with Iran: Carlos Queiroz
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz says he has not yet finalized his contract with Iran Football Federation.
"Unfortunately, until this moment, it was not possible to finalize this deal between the federation and myself," Queiroz told a news conference on Monday.
"There is an agreement, a gentleman's agreement, but it was not possible to finish this deal's formalities or from an official point of view," the Portuguese added.
Queiroz is revered in Iran after taking the country to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and Russia four years later - the only time the nation has qualified for back-to-back World Cups.
However, his relationship with Iranian officials has been fractured throughout his seven-and-a-half year tenure.
In May he announced he would not remain as head coach following the tournament in Russia after the federation offered to extend his contract only until the end of the Asian Cup, Reuters wrote.
Queiroz wants a deal that will see him and his staff stay on through to the next World Cup finals in Qatar in 2022.