Dragan Skocic Named Iran National Football Team Coach
- February, 06, 2020 - 15:03
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Dragan Skocic was named new head coach of Iran national football team on Thursday.
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) had previously negotiated with Iranian coaches Ali Daei and Amir Ghalenoei but finally reached an agreement with the Croat coach.
Its spokesman Amir Mahdi Alavi has confirmed the appointment of Skocic.
Skocic stepped down from his role as Sanat Naft coach a couple of days ago.
The 51-year-old coach took charge of Malavan in 2013 and has also coached Foolad, Khooneh be Khooneh and Sanat Naft.
Team Melli will host Hong Kong on March 26 in Tehran and meet Cambodia five days later in an away match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
Iran will face Bahrain and Iraq on June 4 and 9 in Tehran.