Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz has confirmed that he will take charge of the Iran national team, a little more than two months before the start of the World Cup finals in Qatar.
Queiroz replaces Dragan Skocic, who led Iran through Asia’s preliminaries, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
The Portuguese coach will be taking Iran to the World Cup for the third time after also being in charge in 2014 and 2018.
Among his many jobs, he had two spells as assistant manager at Manchester United, either side of a year in charge of Real Madrid, from 2003 to 2004.
“When the family call you home, all you do is simply just show up,” Queiroz wrote on Instagram, alongside a photograph taken during his previous stint with the Iranians.
“Fully committed to your duties and ready for the mission. Let’s do it together lads! To the future! Thank you so much Team Melli.”
The Iranian football federation…