Vincenzo Montella turns down Iran’s job offer

February 27, 2019

TEHRAN – Italian coach Vincenzo Montella, who had been linked with a move to Iran, has reportedly turned down the job offer.

Tuttomercatoweb has claimed that the Italian tactician has rejected the proposal of a three-year contract worth €1.3m net per season.

Montella is seemingly not convinced that he wants to take on this particular role.

The AS Roma legend was appointed as interim coach of Roma in 2011, taking over the role from resigning coach Claudio Ranieri.

He has also coached Italian football clubs Catania, Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Milan.

Montella,45, took charge of Spanish team Sevilla in 2017 and led the team to first-ever UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Under guidance of 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.

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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