Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - Iran national football team assistant coach Ali Karimi resigned from his post just hours before Team Melli's flight to Australia for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. It's still unknown why Karimi quit his post but he has posted a text on his Instagram account which contains this sentence: If you can't serve, quit to not betray.
Source: Iran Varzeshi
Karimi who has announced his retirement from football last summer, named as the Team Melli assistant coach by Carlos Quiroz in September.
"Karimi left the training without explaining the cause. I don't know why he quit his post. Queiroz is really upset with this situation but the team had to fly to Australia," Iran Football Federtion president Ali Kaffashian told reporters on Tuesday.
Read Etemaad daily's explanation for Ali Karimi's resignation
The Asian Cup will kick off in Australia on January 9, with Iran playing Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE in Group C.
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