Tasnim – TEHRAN, Ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is reportedly a candidate to coach Iran national football team.
The Belgian, who led his homeland to the World Cup in 2014 and Euro 2016, is on the Team Melli’s list of candidates.
Wilmots, whose last job was being in charge of Ivory Coast in 2017, has joined Dick Advocaat, Herve Renard and Bert van Marwijk on the list.
Iran has been without a coach since Carlos Queiroz left to take over as Colombia coach after Team Melli’s AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign in the United Arab Emirates in January.
Under guidance of the Portuguese coach, Iran lost to Japan 3-0 in Asian Cup semi-finals.
Team Melli is preparing for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that will begin in the second half of this year.