Belgium’s Wilmots appointed Iran coach May 16, 2019 0 444 12345 AFPTehran Former Ivory Coast and Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has arrived in Tehran and is set to sign a three-year deal as national coach, state news agency IRNA reported.The official agency said Iran football federation president Kami Rita Sherpa had confirmed the deal and the former Belgian striker would sign a contract later on Wednesday.It said the 50-year-old who was capped 70 times for his country was expected to sign on until the end of the 2022 World Cup for a fee of $1.2 million (1 million euros) a year.He replaces Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz who stepped down after eight years in charge in January following Iran’s semi-final exit in the Asian Cup when they went down 3-0 to Japan.He led Iran to two World Cup finals and extended his contract to 2019 after the 2018 tournament in Russia.Wilmots guided Belgium into the 2014 World Cup during his stint as coach with them between 2012-2016.He took charge of Ivory Coast in 2017 but parted company after failing to qualify the west Africans for the 2018 World Cup. Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES Azerbaijan invites fans to experience UEFA Europa League final in Baku May 16, 2019 0 557 Federer’s return delayed as rain ruins play in Rome May 16, 2019 0 189 Croatia’s Stimac named India football coach May 16, 2019 0 182 Education City Stadium: Jewel of the Desert The Education City Stadium is labeled the Jewel of the Desert. It is one of the stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. It will be one of the most prominent environmentally sustainable stadiums in the world, .. German, French leagues reject proposal to create closed UCL Reuters BERLIN The German and French football leagues have both rejected a proposal to create a near-closed Champions League from 2024 onward, adding to widespread opposition to the plan. The German Football League ..