Branko Ivankovic proud of Persepolis

March 18, 2019 - 19:14

TEHRAN – Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says he is proud of his team for what they have done in the last four years.

The Croatian coach took charge of the Iranian giants in April 2015 and has won two Iran Professional League (IPL) titles as well as two super cups. Ivankovic also led Persepolis to their first ever AFC Champions League final, where the Reds lost to Kashima Antlers 2-0 on aggregate.

“I think we have to be proud of what we have accomplished in the last years. We lost to Kashima Antlers but it was a great performance for Persepolis and Iran’s football,” the former Iran coach said in an interview with Mehr news agency.

“Gianni Infantino attended the final match and told me ‘you have to be proud of what you have done in the final match.’ I think we have to take pride in showing such a great football,” Brankovic added.

Ivankovic also played down reports that he has had problems with former Team Melli coach Carlos Queiroz.

The Portuguese coach parted company with Team Melli after Iran failed to qualify for the final match of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

 “No, I don’t think so. But I think Iran could have advanced to the final,” he said.

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