The former Belgium international, who served as the manager of the national team between 2012 and 2016, coached the Belgian Red Devils at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as well as the 2016 UEFA Euro in France, foxsportsasia.com reported.
According to Belgian news outlet RTBF.be, Mehdi Taj, the president of the Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), traveled to Turkey a few days ago to meet the agents of the Belgian coach who was last attached with African side Cote d’Ivoire.
The report also said that Wilmots is asking for an annual salary of $ 1.5 million along with two assistant coaches of his choice. However, FFIRI are keen on adding former Iran international and Osasuna star Javad Nekounam to the national team support staff.
RTBF claimed that Iran had failed to lure the likes of former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui, Morocco national team manager Herve Renard and former Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat after Carlos Queiroz had vacated the role after 2019 AFC Asian Cup.