Iran sacks football coach Scosik four months before Qatar World Cup

The decision came after poor results and performances on Monday, which included two defeats to South Korea as well as a friendly 2-1 defeat against North African side Algeria.

Scosic was named the head coach of Iran in February 2020 as a replacement for Belgian coach Marc Wilmots. Under his leadership, Team Meli qualified for Qatar’s World Cup at the top of their group above South Korea, reports Xinhua.

News of the Croatian coach’s sacking came after widespread rumors over the past few days that a rift had broken out between Iran’s players over his fitness to conduct Team Meli at the World Cup.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown no interest in taking on Iran’s vacant coach position.

According to French news outlet Foot Mercato, Solskjaer was the top target of the Iran Football Federation, but the Norwegian coach does not want the job.

Solskjaer has been out of work since he was sacked by Manchester United after poor form at the end of last year.

Iran’s next coach will be domestic.

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