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Marc Wilmots Close to Iran's Job: Report

13 May 2019, 22:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is about to become the new coach of Iran. - Sports news - A few days ago, the President of the Iranian Federation traveled to Turkey to meet the representatives of the former coach of the Red Devils (2012-2016) and Ivory Coast (2017).

Negotiations have been conducted and are about to be completed shortly, rtbf.be reported.

Marc Wilmots would ask for $ 1,500,000 a year, as well as two Belgian assistants.

The Belgian coach will be reportedly assisted by an Iranian coach, namely Javad Nekounam.

Iran has been without a coach since Carlos Queiroz left to take over as Colombia coach after Team Melli's AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign in the United Arab Emirates in January.

Under guidance of the Portuguese coach, Iran lost to Japan 3-0 in Asian Cup semi-finals.

Team Melli is preparing for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that will begin in the second half of this year.

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