Branko Ivankovic Al Taawoun

Tehran Times - Saudi Arabian football club Al Taawoun are interested in hiring Persepolis current coach Branko Ivankovic.

According to, Al Taawoun are reluctant to renew Jose Gomez’s contract following disagreement on the Portuguese coach’s assistants.

Al Taawoun finished in seventh place in Saudi Arabia Professional League, 22 points adrift of leaders Al Hilal.

In January, Ivankovic has extended his contract with the Iranian giants until 2021.

The Croat has led Persepolis to Iran Professional League back-to-back titles and advanced to 2017 AFC Champions League semis.

Persepolis also are favorite to win ACL title in current season after advancing to Round of 16 as the group winners.

Ivankovic has already worked at Saudi Arabian football club Ettifaq in 2011-12.

The 64-year-old coach has also been linked with a move to Uzbekistan football team.

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