The Iranian national football team is showing a move to appoint a leader from the country as the head coach of the national team A.
According to the Iranian media <Tehran Times>, Iran has appointed Amir Galenoi Gol Gohar Sirjan FC and Fahad 스포츠토토 Mahji UAE Al Itahad Kaba as the successor to former Iran national football team manager Carlos Queiroz, who stepped down after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is said that a director is being discussed. <Tehran Times> reported that while the Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI) is still silent, Iranian media are predicting that one of these two coaches will be the next head coach of Iran.
Director Galenoi is a person who has wielded the baton of Iran in the past. He commanded Iran at the time of the 2007 AFC Southeast Asian 4 countries (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam) Asian Cup, and when he lost after a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals against Korea, he resigned after receiving heavy criticism from the Iranian media. Since then, he has built a career as a leader by going around several Iranian clubs such as Estegral, and since 2020, he has been serving as the head coach of Golgohar.
Director Majidi is a ‘younger’ director that Iran is currently looking forward to. Manager Majidi, who was one of Iran’s representative attacking midfielders during his active career, entered the leadership world through the Spanish club Espanyol U-16 head coach, followed by Estegral head coach, Iran U-23 national team, and Estegral, and from 2022 he has been a member of the UAE club. He wields the baton at Al Ittihad Kalba.
If Iran appoints a national coach, it will be the first time in 12 years since Absin Gotbi, who was in charge of Iran during the 2011 AFC Qatar Asian Cup. Attention is focusing on whether Iran, which has established itself as Asia’s representative powerhouse with the help of excellent foreign leaders such as Queiroz, Marc Wilmots, and Dragan Scorchich, will appoint a native coach.