Mohammad Mayeli Kohan
|Full name||Mohammad Mayeli Kohan|
|Date of birth||5 June 1953|
|Place of birth||Bandar-e Anzali, Iran|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Playing career
- 3 Coaching career
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
He moved to Tehran in 1967 and joined Ghasre Yakh Club in 1969. He played there until 1974. From 1974 to 1976 he played at Naft Tehran. Mayeli Kohan then joined Persepolis in 1976. His best time was in Perspolis. He retired from playing in 1990. He played for Iran national football team 6 times.
After good results with national futsal team, he was appointed as manager of Iran national football team after Stanko Poklepović's resignation. He coached team in 1996 AFC Asian Cup and was ranked in third place. He invited players such as Farhad Majidi, Khodadad Azizi and Ali Daei to the national team which team became Iran's best players in next years.
In 2003, Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran appointed Mayeli Kohan as head coach of Iran national under-23 football team but he was resigned as this position two months later to become head coach of Iran Pro League side Saipa.
He became head coach of Saipa in July 2003 replacing Giovanni Mei. He was head coach until the end of seasion which lead team in 13th ranked and team was relegated to the Azadegan League and Mayeli Kohan was sacked by the club.
After bad results with Saipa, he was appointed as head coach of Paykan in 2004. It was a bad years to for Mayeli Kohan and after bad results with Paykan, he was resigned.
He was retired for two years to coaching but was back for coaching Foolad in 2006. Foolad relegated to Azadegan League with coaching of Mayeli Kohan which was end last season in the eight rank. He was sacked two days after the end of season.
Returning to Saipa
He was returned to Saipa in 2008 after Ali Daei became head coach of Iran national football team. During 2008-09 season, he received good results with Saipa and ended the season in 10th rank, finishing bad years of coaching. He was reappointed for two years by club chairman in 2009.Saipa F.C.'s last minute goal against Esteghlal F.C. in a game held in April 2009, threatened Esteghlal's chance of winning the Iranian title. After the game, because of fan clashes between the two teams and fan insults towards Mayeli Kohan and his family, Mayeli Kohan sent a letter to Esteghlal manager Amir Ghalenoei which reportedly included harsh references to Ghalenoei's height, facial appearance and background. When he was appointed as head coach of Iran national football team in 2009, he wasn't resigned as his position in Saipa and after he was refuse to coaching national team, he was came back to Saipa. He was end 2009-10 season in 8th rank and 2010-11 season in 11th rank and was resigned as head coach of Saipa in the last match which they won and wasn't relegated to Azadegan League. After one of Saipa's games, when one of the reporters asked him about his great winning streak with Saipa 4 games in a row, Mayelikohan started to cry and couldn't give the reporter any answer
Appointment as Iran national team coach for second time
He was assigned as the new coach of Iran National football team in 7 April 2009 replacing Ali Daei who had been sacked a week earlier and was released on 21 April 2009.
As a result of conflicts with Amir Ghalenoei, an angered Ghalenoei, along several other Esteghlal players and officials including Fabio Januario, Farhad Majidi and Arash Borhani, stormed the IRIFF headquarters demanding an action to be made against Mayeli Kohan. Several days later Mayeli Kohan resigned without coaching Iran in any match.
Technical Manager of Persepolis
On 27 August 2012, Mayeli Kohan was appointed as head coach of Gahar Zagros, replacing with Mehdi Tartar who resigned last month. He returned to management after nearly two years. His side was relegated to the Azadegan League, just one year after their promotion. He left the team at the end of the season.
- As of 9 November 2013
|Iran||26 April 1996||7 November 1997||40||24||10||6||60.00|
|Saipa||1 August 2003||1 August 2004||26||3||12||11||11.54|
|Iran U-23||3 May 2003||12 May 2004||8||5||0||3||62.50|
|Saipa||6 December 2008||21 May 2011||75||30||35||10||40.00|
|Gahar Zagros||27 October 2012||11 May 2013||23||3||5||15||13.04|
|Saba Qom||1 June 2013||11 November 2013||16||4||4||8||25.00|
- Iranian Football League: 1975–76, 1976–77 (Runner-up), 1977–78 (Runner-up), 1989–90 (Runner-up)
- Hazfi Cup: 1987–88
- Espandi Cup: 1979
- Tehran Football League: 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
- Iran Futsal
- Mayeli Kohan ejected from the field during a football match Irannegah.com
- Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Spiritual answer! Irannegah.com
- Mayeli Kohan harshly criticises Firouz Karimi Irannegah.com