Georges Leekens named Iran’s Tractor Sazi coach

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Georges Leekens

Tehran Times - Belgian Georges Leekens has been named as new head coach of Iranian top-flight football club Tractor Sazi on Sunday.

The 69-year-old coach replaced Welshman John Toshack in the Tabriz based football team.

Leekens has most recently coached Tunisian football club Étoile du Sahel.


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The Belgian started his coaching career in 1984 at Cercle Brugge and has also worked as head coach in Belgium, Hungary, Algeria and Tunisia national football teams as well as Belgian clubs Anderlecht, Lokeren, Gent, Club Brugge, Kortrijk, Charleroi, and Excelsior Mouscron.

The details of Leekens’s contract have not been revealed.

Tractor Sazi sit fourth in Iran Professional League (IPL) table, five points behind leaders Sepahan.