Esteghlal General Manager Eftekhari resigns

July 18, 2018

TEHRAN –Reza Eftekhari has announced his resignation as General Manager of Esteghlal football club on Wednesday.

Eftekhari, who was appointed as Esteghlal GM in August 2016, stepped down as his role. He has been the target of considerable fan dissatisfaction due to his side’s failure to challenge for the Iran Professional League title.

Furthermore, Esteghlal have yet to extend the contracts of Senegalese striker Mame Baba Thiam and Uzbek iconic midfielder Server Djeparov.

Defensive midfielder Omid Ebrahimi has left the team for Qatar’s Al Ahli and the Blues are yet to really make an eye-catching transfer in the summer transfer window.   

On Tuesday, the Iran Football League Organization also awarded Iran’s Super Cup title to Esteghlal arch-rivals Persepolis after they withdrew from the match.

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