Vincenzo Montella candidate for Iran job: report

February 24, 2019 - 15:36

TEHRAN – Ex-Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella has reportedly been offered a new job as coach of the Iran national football team.

The Italian was sacked by Sevilla in late April and is continuing to weigh up his options since then.

AS Roma legend Montella started his coaching career as Roma youth team coach and was appointed as the club’s senior team as interim coach in 2011, taking over the role from resigning coach Claudio Ranieri.

The 45-year-old has also coached Italian teams Catania, Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Milan.

Montella took charge of Spanish team Sevilla in 2017 and led the team to first-ever UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Under guidance the Italian coach, Sevilla defeated Manchester United 2–1 on aggregate in the round of 16 but were beaten by Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals 2–1 on aggregate.

According to what was reported by Tuttosport, Montella has been offered a three-year contract until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, worth €1.5m plus bonuses per year.

Montella has taken a few days of reflection and will shortly communicate his decision.

Iran football federation didn’t renew Carlos Queiroz’s contract at the end of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Under tutelage of the Portuguese coach, Team Melli qualified for the FIFA World Cups in 2014 and 2018 but failed to meet expectations in the AFC Asian Cups in 2015 and 2019.

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