Amir Ghalenoei will serve as head coach of Iran for the second time after his stint from 2006 to 2007 ©Persian Football

Amir Ghalenoei has been appointed as Iran's national football team head coach for the second-time after Carlos Queiroz left the job as the nation underachieved at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

This announcement comes just days after Ghalenoei's side Gol Gohar defeated Naft Masjed Soleyman 4-0 in the Iranian Premier League.

Ghalenoei is the most successful head coach in the Iranian Premier League history, winning five titles.

Of his five titles, three of them were with Esteghlal Football Club and two with Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Sport Club, known as Sepahan S.C..

The 59-year-old managed his nation from 2006 to 2007. 

He was dismissed after his side was eliminated by South Korea in the 2007 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup quarter-finals.

He is also a former player for Iran, having made 20 appearances for the Asian side, scoring only once in 1996 against Kuwait in a friendly.

Carlos Queiroz had the longest spell as Iran coach, from 2011 to 2019 ©Getty Images
Carlos Queiroz had the longest spell as Iran coach, from 2011 to 2019 ©Getty Images

Queiroz resigned from his position after the nation was eliminated from the the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the group stage.

He also had two stints as Iran head coach, having been the longest serving manager from 2011 to 2019, and his second spell only being last year.

The Portuguese took the role as head coach of 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, who sacked their head coach Félix Sánchez after disappointing displays during the tournament.

Both Queiroz and Ghalenoei will look forward towards the 2023 Asian Cup, scheduled to be held in Doha from January 12 to February 10 next year.