Iran’s top-flight football league champions, Persepolis Tehran, are considering paying their coach Branko Ivankovic his salary of 679,000 U.S. dollars in cash.
According to the ISNA news agency, the Croatian coach is set to travel to Tehran and pick up a suitcase containing the money. The club has explained that a wire transfer is not possible due to U.S. sanctions.
Persepolis Tehran wants Ivankovic to stay, however, according to Tasnim news agency, the coach has reached a preliminary agreement with Egyptian Al-Ahly who are currently first in the Egyptian Premier League.
Former coach of the Iran national team, Carlos Queiroz, logged a complaint with FIFA against the Iranian Football Federation for not paying his salary.
Queiroz was the coach of Iran’s national team from 2011-2019.