Branko Ivankovic and Lorant Linked with Sepahan
TEHRAN- (IranSportsPress.com): Branko Ivankovic, former coach of Iran national team, is one of the names linked with Sepahan after the departure of Luka Bonacic.
Branko Ivankovic who left Iran after a poor World Cup campaign in Germany appears to be on the shortlist for the next Sepahan's coach. "Ivankovic is one of our choices, along with other foreign coaches who have experience of coaching in Iran recently", said Sepahan Chief Executive Mohammad Reza Saket.
He went on to add "Bonacic had lost all his desire to work with Sepahan, and we decided that he could leave after paying some compensation."
Ivankovic has been in charge of Dinamo Zagreb since November 2006, and he led the club to the Double in 2007 without losing a single competitive match. However, he resigned earlier this week due to differences with Dinamo Zagreb officials.
Former German coach of Saipa, Wener Lorant, is also linked with Sepahan who are currently second in Iran League, only two points behind Perspolis. Lorant started last season in charge of Saipa, but was then replaced by Ali Daei. Saipa eventually won the league last season.