Teammelli.com – TEHRAN, Oceano Andrade da Cruz (born 29 July 1962), simply known as Oceano, has been appointed as the assistant coach of Team Melli.
Oceano will replace Simoez and Omid Namazi both of whom resigned their posts as assistant to Carlo Queiroz.
The Portuguese coach , whose last assignment was an assistant coach in Sporting Lisbon , will start his job immediately and join the Coaching staff of Team Melli under Queiroz.
The 51-year-old Oceano has played his professional football in Nacional , Sporting Lisbon (two separate spells) , Real Sociedad and Toulouse. He retired in 1999 in the French club. The defensive midfielder also played for his country 50 times scoring 8 goals.