Belgian Marc Wilmots has been appointed coach of Iran on a three-year deal in place of Carlos Queiroz, local media has reported.
The 50-year-old former Belgium and Ivory Coast coach arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to sign the contract, the FARS news agency said.
The Portuguese, now in charge of Colombia, led Team Melli to qualification for the 2014 and 2018 World Cup finals but they were knocked out in the group stage at both tournaments.
A former international midfielder, Wilmots led Belgium to the 2014 World Cup finals but was sacked after a quarter-final exit at Euro 2016.
His spell in charge of Ivory Coast lasted only six months before he was fired when the West African nation failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
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Updated Date: May 16, 2019 15:33:15 IST