Iran appointed Portuguese Artur Jorge as the manager of its national football team, the State Broadcasting Company announced on their website.
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The report said that the transitional committee of the Iranian Football Federation appointed the 61-year old Portuguese coach ahead of the February qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup.
The committee is working as higher football authority until Iran's Football Federation formally elects a head.
Jorge, who coached for the Portuguese, Cameroon and Swiss national teams, takes control of a side which has lacked a manager for months.
Iran have been drawn in Group 5 of the World Cup 2010 Qualifiers alongside Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Syria.