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Queiroz in Tehran to coach Iran's team
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:01:35 GMT
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Portuguese football coach Carlos Queiroz
Former Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has arrived in Iran for final talks to sign a contract for steering the Team Melli for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

Accompanied by his two assistants, Queiroz arrived in Tehran in the early hours of Monday and was greeted by a number of Iranian officials and journalists.

The former Real Madrid boss said upon his arrival that his goal is to help Iran qualify for the future FIFA world cup.

Queiroz visited Iran in February for talks on managing the Iranian squad but failed to reach an agreement with the Iranian Football Federation (IFF).

The IFF now plans to finalize talks with him after Queiroz won his appeal against the ban he received for insulting anti-doping agents, and which led to his sacking from Portugal's national team in September last year.

Under the agreement terms, Queiroz will lead the Iranian outfit for the next three years with an annual salary of about two million dollars, reports say.

Queiroz has won several awards as a coach in junior levels, and he has been fairly successful at senior and club levels.

He is considered the discoverer of the Portuguese "Golden Generation" in the early 1990s, which include Luis Figo and Rui Costa.

The 57-year-old coach was Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at the English club Manchester United for a long time.

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