Otto Addo of Ghana and Jalen Kadri of Tunisia are the two new World Cup coaches who just started their positions this year. Before any of them achieved success in the African playoffs, they were both appointed.
Iran ropes coach Carlos Queiroz for 3rd World Cup together
In order to lead the national soccer team of Iran to its third consecutive World Cup, where they will play the United States, England, and Wales, Carlos Queiroz was rehired as their head coach on Wednesday.
Dragan Skocic’s replacement, Queiroz, will work alongside Mehdi Taj, the president of the Iranian soccer federation, who was just re-elected.
Following Egypt’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup, Queiroz will now compete in his fourth World Cup, having previously coached his home Portugal in 2010, Iran in 2014, and Iran in 2018.
Iran is the second World Cup participant to fire their head coach after they qualified for the event in Qatar. Vahid Halilhodi was expelled from Morocco last month. Otto Addo of Ghana and Jalen Kadri of Tunisia are two additional World Cup coaches who have recently received their positions. Weeks before any of them won the African playoffs, they were both appointed.
Iran has never made it past the group stage of a World Cup. On Nov. 21, the second day of the competition, the team will play its first game of the year against England, where Queiroz previously had a position. Between those two stints, he coached Real Madrid in the 2003–04 season while serving as Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United for two separate periods.
On September 23 in Austria and four days later in Senegal, Quieroz’s first practise matches with Iran will be against Uruguay in friendlies.
According to reports, the federation is also considering hosting Russia for a warm-up game in November. The Russian national team can request permission to play friendly matches, despite FIFA and UEFA having barred Russian teams from participating in international events due to the conflict in Ukraine.