Persepolis will name former Iran international and current club sporting director Ali Parvin as its new coach according to reports.
The Tehran Times has reported the 64-year-old will be appointed Persepolis coach, as the club continues to struggle to find a replacement for the departed Mustafa Denizli.
Denizli quit his post last weekend due to personal reasons, with Bruno Metsu and Gabriel Calderon both heavily linked with the job.
Persepolis general manager Mohammad Ruyanian said he wanted to appoint a coach by Sunday last week with the 2012-13 Iranian Pro League season only weeks away but has been unable to do so.
It has also been reported that Parvin, who had a decorated career as a Persepolis player and coach, had declined the offer.
Meanwhile, Brazilian defensive midfielder Roberto Souza has signed with Persepolis after passing a medical this week.