Wednesday, 16th February 2011 

Former Manchester United assistant manager and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz saw his move to Iran break down after refusing to live in the country, according to the head of the Iranian Football Federation.

Queiroz was close to agreeing to coach Team Melli, who believed having the Portuguese on the bench would be a real coup. However, despite coming to an agreement over wages, Queiroz stated that he was unsure his family would want to live in the Middle Eastern country.

"We had reached an agreement with Carlos Queiroz, then one of his mails warned that his family would not have liked living in Iran"
, said Iranian FF head Torabian Abbas.

"The contract was prepared, with a deposit of 20% agreed, but he refused to come and live in Tehran."

If Queiroz had agreed the move then it is believed he would have been paid $6M per year for three years.


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