Matthaeus travels to Iran

By Drum Digital
28 February 2014

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German football legend Lothar Matthaeus is being considered as the next coach of the Iran national team.

Matthaeus, 52, is expected to arrive in Iran next Friday according to the Fars news agency. He is scheduled to appear on a television programme about the World Cup in Brazil.

If the reports from Iran are true, this could fuel speculation here in South Africa that current  Iran boss Carlos Quieroz could coach Bafana Bafana.

But sports journalists in Iran believe there is interest in securing Matthaeus to coach the national team as current boss Quieroz will leave after the World Cup.

"I will never respond negatively to a serious offer and will at least consider it (an offer)," Matthaeus was quoted by Fars.

Matthaeus won several honours in a glittering playing career including the 1990 World Cup with West Germany.

He has coached various clubs and countries with mixed success. Iran are in World Cup group F and face Argentina, Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Brazil.

-SAPA

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