PLDC – Esteghlal head coach Winfried Schaefer has signed a two-year contract extension for an undisclosed fee.
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 German coach extended his contract before Iran’s Hazfi Cup final, where the Blues lifted the cup after edging past first division team Khooneh be Khooneh in Khorramshahr.
The Blues have also qualified for the AFC Champions League Round of 16 under tutelage of Schaefer.
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.
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