Skocic takes charge of IR Iran
Tehran: Dragan Skocic has been appointed head coach of Islamic Republic of Iran, the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Thursday.
Skocic, 51, relinquished his post as head coach of Iran Pro League side Sanat Naft on Tuesday to take charge of Iran.
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The experienced Skocic, who replaces Marc Wilmots as Iran head coach, has also previously been in charge of Iranian clubs Malavana and Foolad.
Skocic has to revive Iran's Asian Qualifiers campaign for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, with action to resume in March.
Team Melli, who sit third in Group C, have four must-win matches. They will entertain Hong Kong on March 26 in Tehran and meet Cambodia away five days later.
They will play Bahrain and Iraq on June 4 and 9 respectively in Tehran.
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