PLDC - Winfried Schaefer is set to sign a contract extension with Iranian giant Esteghlal.
Iranian media reports suggest that the German coach has held a meeting with Esteghlal General Manager Reza Eftekhari Saturday night.
Winfried Schaefer will reportedly extend his contract with Esteghlal after Iran’s Hazfi Cup final, where the Blues will meet Khooneh be Khooneh in Khorramshahr.
The former coach of the Jamaica national football team was appointed as the new head coach of Iranian professional football club Esteghlal in October until the end of the season, with the option of extension.
Under guidance of Schaefer, Esteghlal finished third in Iran Professional League.
The Blues have also qualified for the AFC Champions League Round of 16 under tutelage of the German coach.
Schaefer started his coaching career with German association football club Borussia Monchengladbach II in 1982.
He then signed with Karlsruher SC, and led the team to the semi-final of the UEFA Cup in the 1993–94 season.
The German coach has also worked at VfB Stuttgart and Tennis Borussia Berlin.