Reports: Iran FA rejects Queiroz resignation

Reports: Iran FA rejects Queiroz resignation
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Published January 8th, 2017 - 16:45 GMT via

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Carlos Queiroz
Carlos Queiroz

Iran's football federation (FFI) has rejected the resignation of national team coach Carlos Queiroz and wants to keep him on the job, news reports said on Sunday.

FFI official Amir Abedini told the ISNA news agency that the FFI aims to mediate in a dispute between the Portuguese helmsman and club coaches.

Queiroz did not return with the team from a training camp in Dubai after several club coaches had criticised that the camp took place although a scheduled friendly with Morocco was called off, and that their interests were not taken into account by the Portuguese coach.

The dispute reportedly angered the Portuguese helmsman to such a degree that he stayed in Dubai while sending several players home.

In addition, the Iran team is not impressing at the moment although it leads its qualifying group for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Queiroz has been in charge of the team since 2011 and has been engaged in disputes before. His current contract is until 2018.

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