TEHRAN, June 1 (Xinhua) — Rasoul Khatibi was named as the head coach of Iran’s Tractor Sazi of Tabriz soccer club with an undisclosed three-year contract, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
Khatibi, who is a former member of the Iranian national team and has played for Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga and Sharjah FC in the UAE Pro-League, replaced Portuguese Toni Oliveira in Tractor Sazi after the club did not reach an agreement with Oliveira.
“This is a club with history and prestige and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to be its head coach. I’ ve joined Tractor on a three years deal. We will start our training from June 15. I want to make the fans happy and proud,” the 36-year-old Khatibi was quoted as saying.
Tractor Sazi of Tabriz will feature Iran in the AFC Champions League in the upcoming season.
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