List of Persepolis F.C. managers

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Branko Ivanković, the current manager of the club.

Persepolis F.C. is a professional football club based in Tehran, Iran, which plays in the Iran Pro League. The first full-time manager of Persepolis was Parviz Dehdari in 1968. Branko Ivanković is the current head coach of the Persepolis since 6 April 2015.

List of managers[edit]

Ali Parvin won 15 trophies and is the longest-serving manager of Persepolis.

From December 1963 to now, Persepolis F.C. has thirty-five head coaches. twenty-three persons of them were Iranian (one Iranian-American) and fifteen persons were foreign. Five persons served as caretaker head coach: Parviz Ghelichkhani in 1977, Mahmoud Khordbin in 1993, Mohsen Ashouri in 1997 and 2011, Tomislav Ivić in 1998 and Hossein Abdi in 2015.[1]

The most successful Persepolis F.C. manager in terms of trophies won is Ali Parvin, who won three league titles (one Iran Pro League, two Azadegan League), two Hazfi Cup trophy, four Tehran provincial league, two Tehran Hazfi Cup and one Asian Cup Winners Cup trophy in his 17-year reign as manager. Alan Rogers and Stanko Poklepović both are the most successful foreign head coach which Manuel José de Jesus is the worst foreign head coach.

# Name Nat Period Honours Note
from until days
1 Parviz Dehdari Iran Iran 5 April 1968 22 August 1969 1 year, 47 days Hazfi Cup: 1969 Runner-up first manager of club (called as a Comportment schema)
2 Rajab Faramarzi Iran Iran 22 December 1969 5 March 1970 195 days
3 Hossein Fekri Iran Iran 17 July 1970 25 November 1971 1 year, 222 days
4 Alan Rogers  England 25 November 1971 18 December 1974 3 years, 23 days Iran local league: 1971 Winner
Takht Jamshid Cup: 73-74 Winner - 74-75 Runner-up
First foreigner manager (none Iranian)
5 Homayoun Behzadi Iran Iran 6 March 1975 9 May 1975 64 days
6 Buyuk Vatankhah Iran Iran 16 May 1975 17 March 1976 306 days Takht Jamshid Cup: 75-76 Winner First Iranian Manager Winning Iran League
7 Ivan Kuonoev  Soviet Union 25 March 1976 3 March 1977 343 days Takht Jamshid Cup: 76-77 Runner-up
8 Mansour Amirasefi Iran Iran 11 March 1977 13 May 1977 33 days Takht Jamshid Cup: 77-78 Runner-up
Parviz Ghelichkhani Iran Iran 20 May 1977 29 May 1977 9 days interim head coach
9 Mehrab Shahrokhi Iran Iran 30 June 1977 7 February 1982 4 years, 222 days
10 Ali Parvin  Iran 12 February 1982 5 November 1993 11 years, 266 days Asian Cup Winners Cup: 1991 Winner - 1993 Runner-up
Azadegan League: 92-93 Runner-up'
Hazfi Cup: 1987 Winner - 1991 WinnerTehran provincial league': 1982,1984,1986,1987,1988,1989 Winners
Tehran Hazfi Cup: 1982,1987 Winners - 1981 Runner-up
17th of Shahrivar league: 1988 Winner
Mahmoud Khordbin  Iran 5 November 1993 16 November 1993 11 days interim head coach
11 Mohammad Panjali  Iran 26 November 1993 10 February 1994 76 days
12 Vladislav Brajović  Croatia 10 June 1994 30 June 1994 20 days Azadegan League: 93-94 Runner-up
13 Hamid Derakhshan  Iran 8 July 1994 20 January 1995 196 days
14 Hans-Jürgen Gede  Germany 19 May 1995 15 July 1995 68 days
15 Stanko Poklepović  Croatia 29 September 1995 4 May 1997 1 year, 217 days Azadegan League: 95-96, 96-97 Winners
Mohsen Ashouri  Iran 4 May 1997 22 June 1997 49 days interim head coach
16 Hamid Derakhshan  Iran 22 June 1997 25 December 1997 182 days
Tomislav Ivić  Croatia 29 December 1997 3 January 1998 5 days interim head coach
17 Ivica Matković  Croatia 3 January 1998 27 September 1998 328 days
18 Ali Parvin  Iran 27 September 1998 22 June 2003 4 years, 268 days Azadegan League: 98-99, 99-00 Winners - 00-01 Runner-up
Iran Pro League: 01-02 Winner
Hazfi Cup: 99 Winner
first post-Iranian Revolution manager and most successful manager in terms of trophies, The club's
longest-serving manager (totaling 18 years) and nicknamed sultan
19 Vinko Begović  Croatia 29 August 2003 1 August 2004 338 days
20 Rainer Zobel  Germany 14 September 2004 20 June 2005 279 days
21 Ali Parvin  Iran 26 June 2005 12 February 2006 231 days
22 Arie Haan  Netherlands 16 February 2006 7 May 2006 80 days
23 Mustafa Denizli  Turkey 9 September 2006 1 June 2007 326 days Hazfi Cup: 2006 Runner-up nicknamed Afandi (means Lord in Turkish)
24 Afshin Ghotbi  Iran
 United States
16 August 2007 18 November 2008 1 year, 94 days Iran Pro League: 07-08 Winner nicknamed Emperor
25 Afshin Peyrovani  Iran 18 November 2008 6 February 2009 80 days
26 Nelo Vingada  Portugal 7 February 2009 28 May 2009 110 days
27 Zlatko Kranjčar  Croatia 21 July 2009 28 December 2009 160 days
28 Ali Daei  Iran 28 December 2009 22 June 2011 1 year, 176 days Hazfi Cup: 2010, 2011 Winner nicknamed Shahriar
29 Hamid Estili  Iran 22 June 2011 9 December 2011 170 days
Mohsen Ashouri  Iran 10 December 2011 23 December 2011 13 days interim head coach
30 Mustafa Denizli  Turkey 23 December 2011 23 June 2012 182 days nicknamed Afandi (means Lord in Turkish)
31 Manuel José  Portugal 3 July 2012 10 December 2012 160 days
32 Yahya Golmohammadi  Iran 10 December 2012 20 May 2013 161 days Hazfi Cup: 2013 Runner-up
33 Ali Daei  Iran 20 May 2013 10 September 2014 1 year, 113 days Iran Pro League: 2013–14 Runner-up nicknamed Shahriar
34 Hamid Derakhshan  Iran 10 September 2014 5 April 2015 207 days
Hossein Abdi  Iran 5 April 2015 8 April 2015 3 days interim head coach
35 Branko Ivanković  Croatia 8 April 2015 Present 145 days

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See also[edit]

Persepolis F.C.

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