Walter Mazzarri to Lead Persepolis: Report

Walter Mazzarri to Lead Persepolis: Report

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has reportedly been lined up for a new job with Iranian football club Persepolis.

The 62-year-old was on the short-list for the role and Sky Sport Italia claims that the decision has now been made, handing Mazzarri the reins.

He had been in Serie A and the Champions League only this season, with an ill-fated return to Napoli from November 2023 to February 2024.

The coach was sacked after six wins, three draws and eight defeats in all competitions on the Partenopei bench.

This will be his second coaching role abroad, as he had 41 games at English club Watford in the 2016-17 campaign.

He has also coached Livorno, Reggina, Sampdoria, Napoli, Inter, Torino and Cagliari.

Persepolis FC was only recently crowned the Persian Gulf Pro League champion, but Brazilian coach Osmar Loss Vieira decided to return home after this victory.

Mazzarri becomes the second Italian coach in Iran, as for a brief period Andrea Stramaccioni was at the helm of Esteghlal in 2019.

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