Former Real Madrid coach (2003-2004) and Portugal coach (1991-1993, 2008-2010), Carlos Queiroz, confirmed on Instagram on Tuesday that he would take charge of the Iranian national team a little more two months before the start of the World Cup (November 20-December 18).
The 69-year-old Portuguese technician replaces Dragan Skocic, who coached Iran in qualifying in the Asian zone, and will lead Team Melli to the World Cup for the third consecutive time after having also been in charge in 2014 and 2018.
“When the family calls you…”
“When the family calls you at home, all you have to do is introduce yourself”, wrote Queiroz on Instagram alongside a photo taken during his previous stint with the Iranians. Last week, the country’s official media, the Islamic Republic News Agency, announced the signature of an agreement between the federation and Queirozbut the latter had not confirmed.
In Qatar, Iran will kick off their campaign against England on November 21 before facing Wales and the United States. Objective: to do better than four years ago. In Russia, the Iranians beat Morocco (1-0) and drew (1-1) with Portugal before narrowly missing a place in the round of 16, which remains the best performance of the selection to date. in six participations in the final phase.