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Reid will not coach Iran soccer team

Source: Press TV

Former Sunderland, Manchester City and Leeds United boss Peter Reid has rejected an offer to coach the Iranian national soccer team.

Reid described a three-year contract with Iran's Football Federation as tempting but decided to turn down the offer without citing any reasons, according to the Asian Football Confederation's official homepage.

"Its international football and they've got some decent players around Europe," said the 51-year-old Reid, who has not coached since he left Coventry City in 2005.

"Obviously I know Andranik (Teymourian) at Bolton and I like (Javad) Nekounam at Osasuna," he added.

Iran has been without a coach since Amir Ghalenoei was dismissed in July. Iran's Football Federation aims to sign a new coach before the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in February 2008.

Former Cameroon coach Winfried Schaefer has been considered the most important candidate for taking over Iran's national team so far.

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