Four coaches shortlisted for Persepolis job

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Tasnim – TEHRAN, Four coaches have been shortlisted to take charge of Iran’s Persepolis football team.

Branko Ivankovic has reportedly left Persepolis to join Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia.

The 65-year-old Croat has penned a two-year contract with Al-Ahli.

Now, the officials of Persepolis have started their negotiations with their candidates.

Padideh coach Yahya Golmohammadi, former Persepolis captain Mehdi Mahdaviki Kia, ex-Iran and Persepolis coach Afshin Ghotbi and former Iran U-23 coach Zlatko Kranjcar, who also led the team for two months in 2009, are among the candidates to take charge of the team.

Ivankovic led Persepolis to win Iran Professional League title three times. Under tutelage of the Croat, Persepolis also won one Hazfi Cup and three Super Cups.

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