Afshin Ghotbi coaching Perspolis

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Afshin, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Afshin

    Afshin New Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    San Francisco
    I am a big admirer of Afshin Ghotbi, and have a lot of respect for him as a professional and a person. I hope if he indeed wants the Perspolis job, he gets it, but I am not sure if he knows exactly what kind of mess he is getting into.

    Personally, I want him to eventually get a crack at the TM job, and this could be a big step towards that.

    What do you think?
     
  2. !Bob

    !Bob Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    UK
    Too early for TM job. Let's see how he does at club level, and even after that perhaps needs a bit more experience than going straigh for TM. Look at the current coach!

    But I do have high hopes for this guy. Also Daei. And perhaps with some help from Safai Farahani, Iranian football might start to make a come back.
     
  3. Ferdosi

    Ferdosi Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    I like the idea of Daei as headcoach, someday anyway..
    The guy's one rich powerful mdrfker in Iran, therefor he'd have nothing to lose (GAIN) by favoritism in his squad. People like Daei, have bigger ambitions than typical coaches who are only taking the job for the money.
     
  4. Afshin

    Afshin New Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    San Francisco
  5. Ferdosi

    Ferdosi Member

    Oct 6, 2004
  6. Afshin

    Afshin New Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    San Francisco
    I think it is, but I have not had the time to search FIFA.com for confirmation. Regardless, I find it ironic that outsiders (e.g. FIFA in this case) seem to value these two and their football knowledge more their own people! :)
     
  7. bobjones2

    bobjones2 Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    as a knt fan, i hope that AG sticks around in Korea... but seeing how Pim left, I guess AG will leave too...

    I hope he can go manage TM... but I have a bad feeling about this for his sake...

    I don't follow TM at all, but you guys have been saying that many Melli veterans are aging. If Ghotbi takes over and there are the usual "bumps" and falling over, people will immediately blame Ghotbi's strategy---just like Koreans blamed Pim. People will say the usual.. Ghotbi doesn't know Iranian football. or his squad selection or whatever.

    It'll take discipline to get the most out of him for TM... but Iran is the same country that denied him VISA in a match. It just seems your government hates him. And if he tries to make changes to TM, then your fans won't forgive him...

    It's a tough job... but I hope he does it. Ghotbi deserves it. You've seen what he did for Korea in 2002.
     
  8. yimmy

    yimmy Moderator

    Aug 23, 2004
    California
    Best of luck to Ghotbi! :)
     
  9. bobjones2

    bobjones2 Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    it'll be pretty funny if Afshin managed Iran, Pim managed Australia, HMB managed Korea... Then Either KSA or Japan will have to hire Hiddink. The team that doesn't hire 2002 WC KNT staff won't make it to World cup!
     
  10. Afshin

    Afshin New Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    San Francisco
  11. !Bob

    !Bob Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    UK
    Yep. Sounds like good news, although he is yet to prove himself as a head coach. Should be interesting to watch. Iran now has two possible good coaches for the future.
     
  12. Txtriathlete

    Txtriathlete Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    The American Empire
    I would have much rather had him take a head coach position of a mediocre national team. That would have really prepped him up for a future TM coaching position. Making a leap from club to country is a tough one, GN is a perfect example.

    BTW did anyone watch the navad program with GN? The guy is seriously clueless!
     
  13. Ferdosi

    Ferdosi Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    I saw it! Hes a total moron, confirmed by both ''karshenassa'' and even by the show's host Adel Ferdosipoor.

    Btw, the 3 hours Video is up for download on ISP / Very Fast Speed

    http://iransportspress.com You have to sign up for forums though (Free registration)
     
  14. Txtriathlete

    Txtriathlete Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    The American Empire
    I saw it in 16 parts on youtube :)
     
  15. Afshin

    Afshin New Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    San Francisco
  16. !Bob

    !Bob Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    UK
    Nice interview. Very conservative of him in his answers.
     
  17. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    goodluck to Ghotbi.

    i think both Pim and Ghotbi got a lot of reflected glow off Hiddink.

    Hope Ghotbi if he ever gets to manage/or be considered experienced enough to manage TM, that he does do better than Pim. Pim wasnt quite good enough to be an all out manager, the fact he worked in Korea for so long was probably one of the main reasons he got hired in the first place, and of course the 2002WC reflected glow.

    However tis doubtful that the IFF will ever allow Ghotbi to manage TM, and not only on the quite legitimate grounds of his experience on the high enough responsibility level but also politics.
     
  18. valanjak

    valanjak BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 14, 2005
    Perspolis
    It wouldn’t be because of politics , its more about him being inexperienced . Listen , Afshin Ghotbi situation is like thousands of Iranians who grew up outside of Iran but were born in Iran . The government in Iran tries very hard to get these people back into Iran . If anything , Afshin Ghotbi would be a poster child for their efforts if he ever becomes the head coach of TM because many Iranians outside of Iran who can relate to Ghotbi would also go back to Iran .
     
  19. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    finally he is here:

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  20. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
  21. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
  22. Txtriathlete

    Txtriathlete Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    The American Empire
    Wow! hope he lives up to the expectations of the fans. Somehow I think he will.
     
  23. persianfootball

    persianfootball Member+

    Aug 5, 2004
    outside your realm
    :eek: if tex says something good will happen in iranian football you can count on it.
     
  24. Ferdosi

    Ferdosi Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    What has this guy done for Iran to deserve such reception? Nothing.
     

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