FORMER Manchester United coach Carlos Queiroz has been named Qatar manager in the World Cup 2022 host’s bid to qualify for the 2026 edition of the tournament outright.

Queiroz, 69, left his post as Iran manager following the group stage exit last November-December.

Carlos Queiroz has been announced as Qatar manager


Carlos Queiroz has been announced as Qatar managerCredit: AP

Iran were pipped to a last-32 spot by the USA and England.

But the ex-Portugal and Man Utd coach has wasted little time getting back into international management.

Queiroz has been announced as Qatar manager, replacing Spaniard Felix Sanchez, who led Qatar through their ill-fated World Cup campaign.

Qatar lost all three of their group stage games, only managing to score one goal.

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The Middle Eastern country has hired Queiroz in their bid to qualify for the World Cup in 2026.

It will be held in the US, Canada and Mexico.

The QFA said: “Today, Monday, the Qatar Football Association officially decided to appoint Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz as coach of our first national team until 2026.

“Queiroz has a rich biography, great knowledge and extensive experience in Asian football.”


Should Qatar reach the 2026 finals, ex-Real Madrid boss Queiroz will have managed at five tournaments.

Queiroz led his native country of Portugal in 2010 before taking Iran to the tournaments in Brazil, Russia and Qatar.

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