Iran appoint Jorge as manager

Iran's long search for a national football manager looks to be over.

    Artur Jorge long career in coaching included taking
    Switzerland to Euro 96 [GALLO/GETTY]
    Iran appointed Portuguese Artur Jorge as the manager of its national football team, the State Broadcasting Company announced on their website.

    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.


    SOURCE: Agencies


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