Marc Wilmots is the new coach of Iran

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Marc Wilmots wordt de nieuwe bondscoach van Iran

Marc Wilmots is the new coach of Iran. That the president of the Iranian football federation, Mehdi Taj confirmed.

Wilmots continued Wednesday foot on the ground in Tehran. For the 50-year-old ex-international is a commitment to the world cup of 2022 in Qatar will be ready. He would annually 1.2 million dollars (1.15 million euro) earn.

For Wilmots, this was the first assignment since he is in 2017, six months in côte d’ivoire to the battle had been. With the elephants he was but six matches at the helm, and he put his hand next to a world cup ticket.

In Iran, he followed Carlos Queiroz, in Iran for the past two world cup’s leading. Queiroz stepped in January after the elimination in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup, he is now at work in Colombia.

Our compatriot was according to the grapevine not the first choice of the Iranian federation. Previously would Julen Lopetegui, Herve Renard and Dick Advocaat in the picture. In Iran he can, incidentally, Georges Leekens bump into, the local football club Tractor Sazi FC in his care.