Former Man Utd manager Carlos Queiroz appointed Qatar boss after Iran left Iran to reach the 2026 World Cup
Former Manchester United manager Carlos Queiroz has been appointed as Qatar manager.
And he has set his sights on helping the nation qualify for the 2026 World Cup after hosting last year’s edition.
Queiroz, 69, left his post as Iran’s head coach after dropping out of the group stage last November.
Iran was pushed to one of the bottom 32 places by the US and England.
But the ex-Portugal and Man Utd manager wasted little time in returning to international management.
Queiroz has been announced as Qatar coach, replacing Spaniard Felix Sanchez who guided them through their ill-fated World Cup season.
Qatar lost all three group stage games and scored just one goal.
The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico.
The Qatar FA said: “Today, Monday, the Qatar Football Federation officially decided to appoint Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz as coach of our first national team until 2026.
“Queiroz has a rich biography, great knowledge and extensive experience in Asian football.”
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Should Qatar reach the finals in 2026, ex-Real Madrid boss Queiroz will have made it to five tournaments.
Queiroz led his native Portugal in 2010 before leading Iran to tournaments in Brazil, Russia and Qatar.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7330545/former-man-utd-coach-queiroz-qatar-world-cup-2026/ Former Man Utd manager Carlos Queiroz appointed Qatar boss after Iran left Iran to reach the 2026 World Cup