Tasnim – SIRJAN, Long-serving Iranian coach Majid Jalali has been appointed as new head coach of top-flight Iranian football team Gol Gohar.
Jalali, 63, replaced Croatian coach Vinko Begovic, who was fired in early October following poor results.
Under coaching of Begovic, the Sirjan-based football team lost three matches and earned three draws in six matches in the Iran Professional League.
Jalali started his coaching career at age of 21 by coaching Vahdat’s youth team in 1986 while he was playing for the senior team.
He has coached Iranian clubs Pas, Saba Battery, Saipa, Tractor, Esteghlal Ahvaz, Paykan and Nassaji Mazandaran.
Branko Ivankovic, Ali Daei and Firooz Karimi had also been shortlisted to take charge of Gol Gohar.