Tehran Times - Former Esteghlal football team striker Alireza Akbarpour has been named as Machine Sazi head coach Tuesday night.
The 48-year-old coach started his playing career in the Tabriz-based football team in 1992 and left them to join Esteghlal after four years.
Akbarpour has previously coached Machine Sazi in 2012/13 season.
The Tabriz-born has penned an 18-month contract with Machine Sazi.
Machine Sazi sit at the bottom of the Iran Professional League table with nine points from 19 matches.