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Queiroz signs 3-year contract with Iran
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:03:49 GMT
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IFF director Ali Kaffashian (L) shakes hand with Carlos Queiroz and head of Iran's Physical Education Organization Ali Saeedlou
The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) has signed a three-year contract with former Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz to steer Iranian men's senior team.

The former Real Madrid manager arrived in Tehran on Monday and signed the contract upon arrival.

Queiroz told reporters in a press conference that he believes his squad can reach its goals with support of the IFF, the Iranian clubs, fans and media.

"Coaching is about adaptation. If you can't adapt, then you cannot work. After working in different places, I have good chances of adapting in Iran," he said.

"I worked with players from different continents. I dream of working on the moon," he added.

Queiroz, who has been Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant for five years, is expected to lead the Iranian outfit to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

Iran missed the previous tournament in South Africa in 2010 and was knocked out of the Asian Cup in the quarterfinal by South Korea three months ago.

The 57-year-old Queiroz was Sir Alex's assistant at Manchester United twice -- in 2002-2003 and 2004-2008 -- before and after managing Real Madrid in 2003-2004 season.

Meanwhile, the new Iranian coach appeared on a television show on Monday night and rejected some media reports that he had agreed to lead the Iranian squad with an annual salary of about two million dollars.

Queiroz, however, refrained from disclosing the amount of his salary.

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