Iran’s volleyball national team head coach will be appointed within two weeks, said Mahmoud Afshardoost, a member of Iranian federation’s presiding board.
Iran’s job has been vacant since former manager Igor Kolakovic parted ways with the Asian powerhouse in late April.
The Montenegrin led Iran to a second consecutive spot at the Olympic Games – having reached the quarterfinals in Rio 2016.
“Three coaches have been shortlisted for the role,” said the Iranian official, adding that the federation president Mohammadreza Davarzani and the Technical Committee will have the final say on the appointment.
When asked about the organization of the Iranian Volleyball Premier League, Afshardoost said he believes the best scenario would be for the league to resume in a centralized format “held in five venues – including the Azadi Indoor Hall.”