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Friday, March 15, 2019, 14:17
French coach Renard to direct Iran
By Xinhua
Friday, March 15, 2019, 14:17 By Xinhua

Then Morocco's coach Herve Renard looks on before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Spain and Morocco at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 25, 2018. (ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP)

TEHRAN - French coach Herve Renard has reached an agreement with Iran Football Federation to take the reins of the Iranian national soccer team, Tehran Times daily reported Thursday.

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A source close to Iran Football Federation was quoted as saying that the 50-year-old French coach, who had been managing the Morocco national team since February 2016, would be introduced as new coach of Iran.

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Iran did not extend the contract with Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz in late January after failing to claim the AFC Asian Cup title in UAE.

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