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Former Iran Coach Afshin Ghotbi Sacked by Thai champions Buriram United

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Former Iran national team head coach Afshin Ghotbi was sacked by Premier League of Thailand champion Buriram United only three months in the job.

Former Persepolis coach was shown the door on Saturday night, despite guiding Buriram to a 2-1 victory at Army United FC.

The win took it to third on the table — the top three in Thailand have a chance at playing in the AFC Champions League — but the club is 19 points behind leader, Muang Thong United.

Ghotbi was appointed in May, taking over from Alexandre Gama. He had a successful period in charge in July as Buriram won four game straight.

The 52-year-old Iranian American brought a glittering Asian resume to Thailand, having worked alongside Guus Hiddink at South Korea last decade. He had three successful years in charge of J. League giant Shimuzu S-Pulse and also managed Iranian glamour club, Persepolis.