Parviz Mazloomi, the head coach of Aluminium Hormozgan, said on Sunday that the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) must stop following Queiroz’s guidelines. Carlos Queiroz, the head coach of Team Melli, has recommended FFIRI to reduce teams competing in Iran Pro League to 16.
“The league was shut down for around 20 days, and this has made many problems for teams competing in Iran Pro League. I think the level of players’ performance will be affected by this long-time vacation.” Parviz Mazloomi told a press-conference about the conditions of his team.
Rumors are linking Parviz Mazloomi to Tabriz-based football club, Traktor Sazi. “I had negotiated with the officials of this team, but we didn’t reach any agreement in this regard. I wish best for Traktor Sazi and its lovely fans.” Mazloomi continued.
Football Federation of Iran is considering holding the next version of Iran Pro League with only 16 teams instead of 20 clubs. “Iran has potentials and infrastructures to hold the next league with 18 teams rather than 16 clubs. I hope the officials of Football Federation revise their decisions and let more teams compete with each other. Currently, all plans of Federation are according to Carlos Queiroz’s ideas. This kind of managing and planning will not benefit Iran’s football at all.” Parviz Mazloomi concluded.
Parviz Mazloomi has served as head coach of Iran B team in 2007 West Asian Football Federation Championship which won the title. He has also won Iran’s Hazfi Cup once with Esteghlal FC.