(MENAFN) Persepolis, one of Iran's most successful football clubs, recently achieved an extraordinary feat by winning a treble in the 2022/23 season. However, amidst the celebrations, the team's head coach, Yahya Golmohammadi, has yet to confirm whether he will extend his contract for the upcoming season.
Taking charge of Persepolis in January 2020, Golmohammadi stepped into the shoes of Argentine coach Gabriel Calderon. Over the course of his three-year tenure, Golmohammadi has led the team to remarkable success, clinching three Iran football league titles, one Hazfi Cup, and two Super Cups. His achievements are even more significant considering his background as a former Persepolis star, having played for the club for seven seasons. Additionally, Golmohammadi boasts a notable international career as a former player for the Iranian national team.
Before his role at Persepolis, Golmohammadi had gained experience as a coach with various Iranian clubs, including Saba, Tarbiat Yazd, Tractor, Nassaji, Zob Ahan, and Naft Tehran. However, it was his time with Persepolis that truly showcased his coaching prowess. Under his guidance, the team achieved a remarkable silver medal finish in the 2020 AFC Champions League, solidifying their status as a formidable force in Asian football.
Despite the impressive results and accolades, Golmohammadi has expressed the need for a well-deserved break. Acknowledging the immense pressure he has faced during his time at Persepolis, he has stated his desire to rest and recharge, citing exhaustion as a factor in his decision-making process. Golmohammadi intends to take at least six months off before making any decisions regarding his future. The coach's words indicate his awareness of the physical and mental demands that come with managing a top-tier football club, emphasizing the importance of self-care and recuperation.
As the football community eagerly awaits Golmohammadi's decision, Persepolis finds itself at a crucial juncture. The club will have to consider potential alternatives should the coach choose to step down. Meanwhile, fans and supporters of Persepolis reflect on the historic treble triumph and hope for the continuity of success in the seasons to come, whether it be with Golmohammadi at the helm or under new leadership.
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