Bangladesh Premier League outfit Brothers Union is set to appoint Iranian Reza Parkas as their new coach for this season, said a club official on Wednesday.
Parkas will replace local coach Mohidur Rahman, who was appointed as the Gopibagh-outfit coach after Indian Syed Nayeemuddin left the club on the halfway stage of the league last season.
The 50-year old Parkas, who is now in Dhaka, last managed Persian Gulf Pro League club Sanat Naft Abadan.
‘We will complete the deal with Parkas on December 28 when our club president Nazrul Islam will return home from abroad,’ said Brothers team manager Amer Khan.
Amer informed that Parkas watched Brothers’ two matches of the ongoing Federation Cup against Bashundhara Kings and Chittagong Abahani.
Brothers have already been eliminated from the group stage of the season’s curtain raiser tournament after losing both the games.
Parkas will be the sixth foreign coach in BPL after Abahani Limited’s Mario Lemos [Portugal], Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Sean Lane [England], Bashundhara Kings’ Oscar Bruzon [Spain], Bangladesh Police Football Club’s Nicolas Vitorovic [Cyprus] and Saif Sporting Club’s Mohamed Nizam [Maldives].
Brothers narrowly escaped relegation in the last season finishing 11th among 13 clubs with 21 points from 24 matches.
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