Hamid Derakhshan named Naft Tehran coach

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Former Persepolis coach Hamid Derakhshan has been named as new head coach of Naft Tehran.

Derakhshan replaced Ali Karimi in the Tehran-based football team.

Karimi was appointed as Naft Tehran coach on July 1 but parted company with the team due to financial problems.

Naft Tehran will meet Persepolis Friday night in Iran’s Super Cup.

Derakhshan started his coaching career, as coach of Persepolis in 1995. He became the head coach of Paykan in summer 2009. He has also coached Shahrdari Tabriz, Shahin Bushehr and Damash Gilan.

On 10 September 2014, Derakhshan was named as Persepolis coach but stepped down on 5 April 2015 after a poor run of results.