Winfried Schäfer appointed as the new head coach of Esteghlal Tehran FC Former Cameroon and Jamaica head coach Winfried Schäfer was appointed as the next head coach of Esteghlal Tehran FC.

The 67 years old German won the African Cup of the Nation with Cameroon in 2002 and finished as the runners-up in CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2015 with Jamaican National team.

Schäfer also coached Al-Ahli(UAE), Al-Ain, Thailalad National Team and the Bundesliga side Sttutgart during his career.

Struggling Esteghlal Tehran are standing 11th in PGPL table with 8 points from 8 matches.