Report: Sven Goran Eriksson Could Be Next Iran Manager, Afshin Ghotbi Headed To J-League

Afshin Ghotbi's successor at the helm of the Iran national team could be Sven Goran Eriksson, according to reports.
Sven Goran Eriksson could be the next manager of the Iran national team according to reports, with Afshin Ghotbi set to take up an offer with a J-League cub after the Asian Cup.

Ghotbi's contract with Team Meli expires at the end of the tournament, where his country will be looking to end a trophy drought that is over three decades old.

The credibility of the link to Eriksson remains to be seen, though it seems to be in a similar vein to recent speculation Diego Maradona would succeed the aforementioned Ghotbi.

Those rumours continue to swirl, with Eriksson the latest high profile name to pop up in the football-mad country.

Iran Football Federation vice president Mehdi Taj had conceded Eriksson was a name being considered earlier this year.

The Swede has recently taken charge of Mexico and the Cote D'Ivoire and is currently the manager of Championship oufit Leicester City.

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