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Wednesday January 22 2020
De Biasi considers Iran job

Former Albania manager Gianni De Biasi is reportedly on the verge of taking on another national team by signing for Iran.

According to Sky Sport Italia, De Biasi received a proposal for a 30-month contract that would take his work up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

De Biasi has plenty of experience as an international manager, having been on the Albania bench from December 2011 to June 2017.

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Thursday December 19 2019
Strama set for Esteghlal return?

Andrea Stramaccioni and Esteghlal are reportingly closing in on an agreement that will bring the Italian coach back to Tehran.

The former Inter boss terminated his contract because of missed payments, but Tuttomercatoweb claims those issues should be regularised shortly.

That is because, as per the website, an intervention from diplomats and an Italian bank are resolving the economic and bureaucratic problems that occurred earlier this month.

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Monday December 9 2019
Stramaccioni: 'Could return to Iran'

Former Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni says he “had no choice” but to leave Iranian side Esteghlal but has left the door open to a comeback.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Stramaccioni admitted he was sorry to leave the club as fans took to the streets in Tehran to protest at the way their team treated the 43-year-old.

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Monday December 9 2019
Esteghlal fans protest Strama exit

Angry Esteghlal fans have taken to the Iranian capital of Tehran to protest against their club after Andrea Stramaccioni’s exit.

The Gazzetta dello Sport reports around 100 Esteghlal supporters descended upon the offices of Iran’s Ministry of Sport and Youth, which owns the club.

The matchday programme could even be affected because of a fear that the protests could turn into riots.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Stramaccioni stuck in Iran

Esteghlal Coach Andrea Stramaccioni is reportedly stuck in Iran with his Italian staff, as his ‘tourist’ visa has expired and he wasn't allowed to fly out.

According to news agency ANSA, the former Inter and Udinese tactician tried to fly out to Italy for a family reunion this morning and was told he couldn’t leave the country.

It seems Iranian police held him and his three Italian staff members at the airport, claiming their three-month tourist visas had expired.

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Friday August 23 2019
VIDEO: Stramaccioni loses it!

Esteghlal boss Andrea Stramaccioni had his Gattuso-Trapattoni-Malesani moment as he accused the Iranian club of ‘cutting off his translator’ in a rant.

Stramaccioni was only appointed Esteghlal boss in June, but already there have been fears he could walk out on the club, amidst disagreements over transfer strategy.

The 43-year-old stayed to oversee their opening League game of the new season, but he let rip after having watched them lose 1-0 to Machine Sazi.

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Wednesday August 14 2019
Still hope for Strama & Esteghlal

Andrea Stramaccioni and Esteghlal have reportedly given themselves a week to sort out their differences.

Tuttomercatoweb initially claimed Stramaccioni was ready to leave Esteghlal just two months into his tenure, accusing them of ‘broken promises’ in the transfer market.

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Thursday June 13 2019
Stramaccioni 'proud' of Iran move

Former Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni says he is ‘proud and happy’ to have been named the new Coach of Iranian side FC Esteghal.

Stramaccioni was confirmed as Esteghal’s new Coach on Thursday, in what is his first role since being sacked by Czech club Sparta Prague last year.

“I’m proud and happy to declare that [last] night with my agent Federico Pastorello, I accepted the two seasons offer from Esteghlal,” he tweeted.

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Thursday June 13 2019
Official: Stramaccioni moves to Iran

Iranian side FC Esteghal have officially appointed former Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni as their new Coach.

Sky Sport Italia reports Stramaccioni has signed a two-year contract, with the option for a third, worth €1.6m a season.

The 43-year-old was considered one of Italian football’s most promising young Coaches when he guided Inter’s Primavera side to glory in the precursor to the UEFA Youth League in 2012.

He was then promoted to the Nerazzurri’s first team but lasted only 14 months at the helm.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Stramaccioni signs for Esteghlal

Andrea Stramaccioni has reportedly signed a two-year contract with Iranian club Esteghlal FC.

Negotiations had begun almost a month ago, but Sky Sport Italia claim this evening that the deal has been done and the contract signed.

It’s a two-year deal with option for a third worth €1.6m per year.

Stramaccioni is a 43-year-old Italian tactician best known for his spells in charge of Inter and Udinese.

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