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AFP
December 6, 2019

Wilmots resigns as Iran coach

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AFP
December 6, 2019

BRUSSELS: Belgian Marc Wilmots announced he was leaving his position as coach of Iran after six matches in charge which included a 14-0 victory over Cambodia, he said on Twitter.

“Contrary to the informations published in the Iranian press, no amicable agreement between the Iranian federation, myself and my staff has been found,” he posted on Wednesday.

“We are in negotiations in order to find an amicable solution after a failure to respect contractual obligations by the Iranian federation after the justified termination of the contract,” Wilmots, who led Belgium’s golden generation to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, added.

The ex-Belgium boss took charge of Team Melli in May after a six-game stint with the Ivory Coast in 2017.

In November, he also said on the platform he and his staff were in an “intolerable situation” due to serious contractual violations by the Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI).

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