TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Ex-Team Melli midfielder Hamid Estili was appointed as the new head coach of Iran's U-23 football team.
- Sports news -
Farhad Majidi stepped down as his role on Thursday, saying he was not satisfied with his condition in the U-23 football team since some people interfered in his work.
Majidi had been named as the U-23 coach in June as a replacement for Zlatko Kranjcar.
Iran has been drawn in Group C of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship along with Uzbekistan, China and South Korea.
The competition will be held in Thailand from January 8 to 26 and the top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan as the AFC representatives.