Ali Daei, the former head coach of Iran national football team, says he is not interested in managing Persepolis FC. Daei used to manage Reds for two seasons.
“Currently, I am planning to prepare my team for the next season of Iran Pro League. I have also renewed my contract with Rah Ahan until the end of upcoming season.” Ali Daei told a press conference on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters, he said: “I have received calls and messages from the officials of Persepolis FC. But I am always committed to my contract with Rah Ahan. It was not a good idea to involve in negotiations with Mohammad Royanian, President of Persepolis, while I was talking with team officials of Rah Ahan.”
Rah Ahan football club also confirmed on Tuesday that Daei’s contract has been extended for one more season.
Shahriar went on to elaborate his plans for Iran’s 2013 Persian Gulf League. “I have talked with Rah Ahan managers over my plans for next season. We need to add more powerful, professional and better players to our squad, if we are looking to stand at good position at the end of season. The final achievement of Rah Ahan is directly depended on the allocated budget for our team.”
“Qualifying for 2014-15 AFC Champions League is our top aim for next season. We will do our best to achieve this goal.” Ali Daei concluded.
It is worth mentioning that Rah Ahan FC was originally founded on January 1937, but they have never been qualified for international tournaments such as ACL.