During yesterday, De Maritzio, a well-known Italian journalist, claimed on his news site that Andre Stramaccioni, the former head coach of Esteghlal, is the choice of the Iranian national team and our country’s federation has entered into negotiations with this Italian head coach to replace Skocic.
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Skocic and stramaccioni walking in Azadi stadium in Iran
However, the Iranian Football Federation immediately denied the news in a statement, saying it had not held any talks with Stramaccioni.
Despite the federation’s denial, the Italian media covered the matter today (Wednesday) and insisted on confirming the news.
The Italian sports website “Sportface” wrote about this issue: “Stramaccioni’s story with Iran is not over and his name has always been associated with this country after attending Esteghlal.” This time, the Iranians are looking to select him as their national team coach.
The Italian Sky Sports network also wrote about the news: Andre Stramaccioni is likely to return to Iran. He negotiated with the country’s football federation to lead the country’s national team. After the separation of Esteghlal, Estra wants to return to Iran due to non-payment of its claims.
Italy’s Calciomercato has also ruled out the possibility of Stramaccioni returning to Iran.