(Persia Digest) – Following the defeat of Iran’s national football team against Japan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup semi-final match, the director of the Public Relations Office of Iran’s Ministry of Sport and Youth has made a strange claim about replacing the Iranian team’s head coach, Carlos Queiroz.

During a press conference at the end of the Iran-Japan match, Queiroz announced that it was the end of his work in Iran.

His farewell with the Iranian players in the changing room gave weight to speculations that this was the end of his eight years as the head coach of the Iranian team.

Director of Public Relations at the Ministry of Sport and Youth, Maziar Nazemi, tweeted that Iran was negotiating with a number of world’s top head coaches to replace Queiroz: “We will rise again with more glory. World’s top head coaches in line for negotiations with Iran’s football - Zidane, Klinsmann, Mourinho.”

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Another speculation for leading Iran’s national team is Herve Renard who played with the Moroccan national football team against Iran during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

During the Iran-Japan match, Renard was present in the VIP box in Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and this has fueled rumors that the Frenchman is one of the options to replace Queiroz.

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