PLDC – Former Iran captain Javad Nekounam has been appointed as new head coach of Foolad Khuzestan on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old coach has replaced Afshin Ghotbi in the Ahvaz-based football team.
Nekounam was without a team after parting company with Nassaji Mazandaran in January.
Foolad ended Iran Professional League as the eighth team under Ghotbi.
Nekounam had already worked as Carlos Queiroz assistant in Iran national football team.
He had also coached Iranian First Division football team Khooneh Be Khooneh.
The start of the Iran Professional League's 2019-20 season will take place on August 1.