In Iran, our domestic and international game has had a lot of input from one country - Croatia. It's worth highlighting the importance of these coaches for our club and national setup. They have really had an incomparable role in our football. Do you have any favourite?

Tomislav Ivic: A legendary coach who professionalised our football in a short period prior to WC98



Stanko Poklepovic: Legendary coach of Perspolis and Sepahan who won back-to-back titles



Miroslav Blazevic: Called "the coach of all coaches". Our coach for the 2002 WC campaign



Vinko Begovic: Looked after our U23 team and Persepolis



Luka Bonacic: Coach of a number of Iranian clubs



Zlatko Kranjcar: Our U23 coach, formerly led Croatia in 2006 WC




Dragan Skocic: Notable club coach in Iran for Malavan and Foolad



Igor Stimac: Former West Ham stalwart who coached Sepahan



Nenad Nikolic: Former Foolad Coach



Mladen Francic: Former Foolad Coach



Vladislav Brajovic: Former coach of Persepolis

Zeljko Mijac: Notable coach of numerous iranian clubs



Branko Ivankovic: Former coach of national team and current Persepolis coach



Ivica Matkovic: Coached Persepolis