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KABABEE
04-06-2009, 03:45 PM
Update: Ali Kafashian Confirms Maylikohan as Iran's New Manager
TEHRAN- (IranSportsPress.com):

Iran coaching selection roller coaster seems to be finally over as Ali Kafashian, Iran Football Federation chairman confirmed the appointment of current Saipa manager and former Iran National team manager in 90s as Iran National football team manager here on Monday.


The decision was made during a late night meeting of Iran Football Federation (IFF) board members on Monday after 10 days of discussion by IFF board members.

In his official announcement, Ali Kafashian, named Mohamad Maylikohan as Iranian team headcoach and Mansour Ebrahimzadeh as first assistant. The details of Maylikohan's contract with Iran Football Federation is not disclosed yet.

Mayelikohan coached the Iranian outfit in the 1996 Asian Cup of Nations but was replaced by Brazilian Valdeir Vieira after poor results in the 1998 World Cup qualifiers.

Prior to official announcement, Iran Football Federation chief claimed that Iran's new manager will only be in charge for Iran's three remaining World Cup Qualifying games and there wont be any long-term contract offered.

This is while, during the meeting, there were several reporting indicating IFF's last minute change of heart about Maylikohan's appointment following reportedly Maylikohan's conditions to bring Faryadshiran on board and rejecting Ebrahimzadeh as his assistant. However, two sides made consensus again after Maylikohan's agreement to work with Ebrahimzadeh.

Iran's former manager Ali Daei was sacked after his side suffered a 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia at Tehran's Azadi Stadium last week and his assistant Erich Rutemoller temporarily took over. The German led Iran to a 1-1 draw against Senegal.

Among Iran's three remaining qualifiers are two away games against South and North Korea which are placed first and second respectively in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers.

puldozer
04-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Aghayooon.... Be Goh Raftim!

Sherwin
04-06-2009, 04:02 PM
That's it I am no longer going to watch TM anymore while this hezbollah who can't coach is our coach. FU IFF you guys suck!

Shemruni
04-06-2009, 06:17 PM
This is news is so disappointing. Az Chaaleh Oftadeem to Chaah! It was a big mistake to appoint Daei over Qotbi a few months back, and now a huge step backward by picking Mayeli-Kohan. I honestly think keeping Daei in the post would have been a better option than picking such a polarizing figure as Mayeli.