(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes) – Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz asked Iran’s football federation new president to agree his resignation.
Queiroz has posted a statement on his official facebook account:
Congratulations to Mr. Taj, Iran’s Football Federation new president, after the election in the past Saturday. I wish him all the best in this new challenge leading Iran´s Football. In the last few years I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Taj in regards National League problems and league schedule. Now as a priority matter I expect Mr. Taj a quick agreement from his side regarding my resignation request, taking in consideration Iran National Team interest on deciding and planning a new beginning and future. This urgent and crucial decision it is the unique solution to defend Iran and protect Iran National Team World Cup preparation. And to protect a team that by the way it is in the number one position in Asia FIFA ranking.
With all my respect and love,
Queiroz, who is under contract with Iran Football Federation until after the 2018 World Cup, has recently stated that he is not going to continue his job due to disagreement with the Iranian officials.
The 62-year-old Portuguese coach criticized Iranian sports officials over their lack of support for Iran men’s national football team.
Iran has qualified for the third round of World Cup qualifying round in Asia. The team has been drawn in Group A along with South Korea, Uzbekistan, Qatar, China and Syria.