Carlos Queiroz not in line for Bafana as he renews Iran deal

2014-07-15 10:32

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Carlos Queiroz will extend his contract as head coach of the Iranian national team on Thursday.

The head of the Iranian Football Federation (IFF), Ali Kaffashian, said that Queiroz will continue in the role he has occupied since 2011, Iran’s Tehran Times reported late yesterday evening.

The former Manchester United assistant has been strongly linked with the vacant Bafana Bafana post, a position he held between 2000 and 2002.

His contract with Iran ended after the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Iran finished last in group F.

On June 20, in Brazil, Queiroz told the media he was stepping down for Iran.

But the IFF has announced it has reached an agreement with him, the Tehran Times reports.

As Bafana coach, Queiroz successfully guided South Africa to qualify for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2002 Fifa World Cup. He resigned from the post before the start of the global spectacle following a public fallout with the SA Football Association (Safa) hierarchy.

Safa is due to announce Gordon Igesund’s replacement as Bafana head coach before the end of the month.

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