Afshin Ghotbi has been appointed the new national team coach of Iran, following the resignation of Mohammad Mayelikohan. Mayelikohan lasted less than two weeks in the hot seat after the sacking of Iranian football legend Ali Daei.
Iranian football is in turmoil as the national team are struggling to qualify from Asian Zone Group 2, headed by the two Koreas.
Ghotbi has experience as a coach in Korea, the USA and in Iran, where he lead Persepolis to a championship.
Ghotbi faces the uphill task of dragging Team Melli into a play-off spot and taking the national team to the World Cup finals in South Africa.
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