Tasnim – TEHRAN, Sepahan coach Amir Ghalenoei has been shortlisted to take charge of Iran U-23 football team.
Ghalenoei, who was Iran senior coach from 2006 to 2008, is a candidate to succeed Zlatko Kranjcar in the Olympic team.
The 55-year-old coach has one year left on his current contract with Sepahan of Isfahan.
Padideh coach Yahya Golmohammadi also is a nominee to take charge of the team.
Under coaching of Kranjcar, Iran booked a place at the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 Final.
The competition will be held in Thailand from Jan. 8 to 26.
It will act as the AFC qualifiers for the Olympic football tournament. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics men’s football tournament in Japan as the AFC representatives.
Iran has not qualified for the Olympics since the 1976 games in Munich.