Former Arsenal midfielder Edu will assist Iran manager Carlos Queiroz at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
The 35-year-old is currently general manager of Brazilian club Corinthians who will host the Iran squad for a pre-tournament training camp.
Edu made more than 100 appearances for Arsenal, winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups before moving to Valencia. He finished his career with Corinthians in 2010.
Iran are in Group F for the World Cup along with Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria.