Former Portugal and Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz was appointed as the manager of Iranian nationl team on April 4, 2011. He has signed a three year contract and will lead Iran to the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. Queiroz renewed his contract with IFF for 4 more years on September 16, 2014.
Iranian-American Afshin Ghotbi was appointed as the manager of Iranian nationl team on April 22, 2009. He has extensive coaching experience and led Persepolis to Iranian Pro league championship in 2008.
Ghotbi's Official Site
Ali Kafashian, the head of Iran Football Federation appointed the legendary player Ali Daei as the manager of Iranian national team on March 2, 2008.
IIF Chair Kiumars Hashemi, appointed Amir Ghalenoei, the coach of IPL Champion Esteghlal as the manager of Iranian national team on July 17, 2006.
Branko Ivankovic has been reappointed as the Iranian national team manager. He signed a one-year contract with the IFF on October 3, 2003. Homayoun Shahrokhi will stay on with the IFF as the technical director.
Homayoun Shahrokhi was appointed as the manager of Iranian nationl team on December 28, 2002. Prior to his appointment at IFF, Shahrokhi was the coach of Pas club of Tehran.
Branko Ivankovic was appointed as the Iranian national team manager on January 29, 2002. The 47 year old Croat was Blazevic assistant during the World Cup 2002 qualifications. He holds a PhD in physical education and has extensive coaching experience.
Ivankovic had also assisted Blazevic's during the France 98 World Cup Finals. Croatia managed to defeat Holland and finish third.
Ivankovic's Profile: Hannover 96
Miroslav "Ciro" Blazevic
Miroslav Blazevic was appointed the manager of Iranian national team in January of 2001. He signed a one year contract with the Iranian Football Federation. The contract could be extended if Iran qualifies for the 2002 World Cup Finals.
He played and coached in Swiss and Croatian clubs. He led the Croatian National Team to third place in France 98 World Cup. Here is the Biography of Ciro from a Croatian site (Crovision):
Profile of Blazevic
Prior to 1979, Iran had several coaches from the UK and Ireland. The British style of play was emphasized by these coaches. Iran dominated Asia in this era. In the past 10 years, Iran has had 3 coaches from Croatia.
Ademar Da Silva Braga (Brazil)
Jalal Talebi (Iran)
Mansour Pourheydari (Iran)
Jalal Talebi (Iran) - WC 1998
Tomislav Ivic (Croatia)
Valdir "Badu" Vierra (Brazil)
Mohammad Mayeli Kohan (Iran)
Stanko Poklepovic (Croatia)
Ali Parvin (Iran)
Mehdi Monajati (Iran)
Parviz Dehdari (Iran)
Nasser Ebrahimi (Iran)
Mahmoud Yavari (Iran)
Jalal Chreaghpour (Iran)
Hassan Habibi (Iran)
Heshmat Mohajerani (Iran) - WC 1978, 1976 Asian Champs (Tehran), 1976 Montreal Olympics
Frank O'Farrell (Ireland) - 1976 Montreal Olympics Q
Danny McLennan (Scotland) - WC 1972 Q
Mohammad Ranjbar (Iran) - 1972 Asian Champs (Bangkok) & 1972 Munich Olympics
Igor Netto (USSR) 1970- 1971
Zdravko Rajkov (Yugoslavia) - 1969-1970
Mahmood Bayati (Iran) - 1968 Asian Champs (Tehran)
György Szucs (Hungary) 1966-1967
Hussein Fekri (Iran) - 1962-1964 (Tokyo Olympics)
Ferenc Mészáros (Hungary) - 1959
Hossein Sadaghiani (Iran) - 1958
Edmund Masayufskei (Austria) - 1956-1957
Mostafa Salimi (Iran) - 1951-1952
Hossein Sadaghiani (Iran) - 1941-1950
Biographies of Iranian Coaches (Hamshahri)
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