Ali Kafashian: We must not Fire Carlos Queiroz

Ali Kafashian, president of the Iranian Football Federation

Ali Kafashian, president of the Iranian Football Federation, said he will support the head coach of Team Melli Carlos Queiroz and is not going to fire him.

“In the recent years we have changed coaches. But what was the result and what was the main achievement? I have valuable experience in football so I believe in supporting Carlos Queiroz.” Ali Kafashian said.

Local football experts and analyzers criticized Carlos Queiroz after the recent loss against Lebanon national football team during the qualification matches for World Cup 2014. But president of the Iranian Football Federation still support his selected coach, Carlos Queiroz.

“I’m really sorry for the recent result against Lebanon. We held a session with Carlos Queiroz and he discussed the problems caused this big loss. I’m also not happy with the performance of Team Melli during the last 3-4 matches but there is not any deadline set for Carlos Queiroz and he will continue his career until the end of his contract (2014). Selecting another coach instead of Queiroz will not change the situations and I will not do that.” Ali Kafashian said about his meeting with Portuguese coach.

Currently Iranian fans are angry with the performance of their national football team and Carlos Queiroz is experiencing hard pressures from media and people.

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