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Impossible to continue with Marc Wilmots: official

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PLDC - Mahmoud Eslamian, a member of Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) board of directors, says that it’s impossible to continue working with Team Melli coach Marc Wilmots.

Wilmots and Iran football federation have reached a deadlock following Team Melli’s poor results in the 2022 World Cup qualification.

“Wilmots already knew that Iran has financial problem and we also had the same problem with Carlos Queiroz, however the Portuguese coach coped with the pressure,” Eslamian said.

“Wilmots has a good track record as a coach but he cannot work in Team Melli. Muhammad Salah was not a successful player in Chelsea but he became a star in Liverpool. The football federation wanted to bring an experienced coach,” he added.

“The federation provided Wilmots whatever he wanted but I don’t know what he is looking for. I emphasize once again that Wilmots, as an international coach, already knew about Iran’s situation but he accepted to work here,” Eslamian concluded.

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