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The 66-year-old Portuguese will reportedly take over the position left empty after Mustafa Denizli's departure and could be presented on Monday

Tehran giants Persepolis are close to reaching an agreement with former Benfica and Sporting Lisbon coach Manuel Jose according to Iranian reports.

The Tehran Times reports the 66-year-old, who is one of the main candidates for the vacant position following Mustafa Denizli's resignation along with former Argentina international Gabriel Calderon and ex-Senegal boss Bruno Metsu, has agreed terms with Persepolis.

Jose, who recently coached in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, will allegedly be unveiled as the club's new coach on Monday.

The Portuguese, who has already over 30 years of coaching experience, last guided Egyptian club Al Ahly until May and is now free to be join a new club.

Many have been linked with Persepolis' coaching job after Denizli quitthe club for personal reasons, with the club's sporting director Ali Parvin also heavily considered as a replacement according to The Tehran Times.

Denizli left the club after a miserable season for the Iranian giants, in which they finished the league season down in 12th place.