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Hossein Faraki Named Paykan Coach

Faraki Jalali

Tasnim – Hossein Faraki has been named as new head coach of Iran’s Paykan football team.

The Iranian top-flight football team had chosen Javad Nekounam as new head coach last week, but General Manager of Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) Hashem Yekezare disagreed with the appointment.

Faraki was without a team since parting ways with Saipa in May 2017.

He has won two Iran Professional League (IPL) titles with Foolad and Sepahan in 2014 and 2015.


Former Sepahan and Foold coach replaced Majid Jalali, who left Paykan following the poor results with the team in Iran Professional League.

Under leadership of Jalali, Paykan suffered six successive defeats in IPL.

Paykan sits 9th in the table with 16 points, 15 points adrift of leader Sepahan.

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