Mehdi Mahdavikia Warns New Iran Coach Of Tough Task Ahead

It's not going to be easy for Team Melli to reach the 2010 World Cup, believes the veteran player...
Iranian star Mehdi Mahdavikia has warned the new national team coach, Mohammed Mayeli Kohan, that he has a big job on his hands. 

Mayeli Kohan replaced Ali Daei last week and faces three vital games in charge. 

After five games in the final round of qualification for the 2010 World Cup, Iran are struggling with six points. 

Mahdavikia played in the latest setback - a 2-1 home defeat against Saudi Arabia - and, like everyone in the nation, knows that the upcoming matches in North and South Korea as well as at home to UAE are as important as they get.

“Iran’s football team is in a bad situation in the qualifiers at the moment. Hopefully Mayeli Kohan will help the team qualify for the World Cup. He has a hard job in the three remaining matches,” Mahdavikia said, according to Mehr News Agency.

“Our main goal is to get good results in the upcoming matches and all of us must help Mayeli Kohan succeed.”