Persepolis FC are hoping they can lure Sven-Goran Eriksson to manage the club in Iran.

The Swedish tactician is out of work after being sacked by English Championship club Leicester City last month and Persepolis general manager Mohammad Ruyanian has confirmed they have held discussions with the former Manchester City, England, Mexico and Ivory Coast boss.

"We are going to sign a big coach. We have negotiated with Sven Goran Eriksson," said Ruyanian.

Tehran-based Persepolis, coached by ex-Iran international Hamid Estili, currently sit sixth in the Iran Pro League.

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