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Name Carlos Queiroz
Gender Male
Ethnic Portuguese
Job Iran Manager
Desc As assistant to Alex Ferguson, the Portuguese coach’s tactical nous at Manchester United once earned him a shot at the biggest job in football: Real Madrid, where he moved in 2003. That didn’t work out but he has since established himself as a canny operator on the international circuit


Club as Coach Colombia National Team [Head Coach]
  Iran National Team [Head Coach]
  Manchester United

2018 03 03 Retrieve

[Carlos Queiroz speaks about Lionel Messi] I’ve always said that Messi is an extraordinary player. He’s out of this world. If he were human, he wouldn’t have had that magical moment in that match [Argentina beat Iran in the group phase with a late Messi goal]. I don’t usually like losing, but I didn’t come away from that defeat with a negative feeling. It’s when something magical like that happens that you know that football is alive and kicking, and that’s why it’s one of the best sports in the world to watch. And it’s even more of a special moment when it comes from a player who shouldn’t be allowed to play by FIFA until it’s proven that he’s actually human!

2018 06 20 Retrieve

[Iran coach Carlos Queiroz revealed himself to be a big fan of VAR technology despite the replays having ruled out Ezatolahi’s strike because of a marginal offside] For me VAR has come in 10 years too late. If we had six more months (without it) maybe we would have had a point - but it is good for the credibility of football. We showed tremendous fighting spirit against a favourite to win the World Cup. There is no doubt Spain play wonderful, stylish football but I thought we deserved a better result. We came to this World Cup and nobody gave us a chance but we can still qualify for the second round and I think that is something we should applaud. We can guarantee that we will keep working for our dreams, and our dream is to qualify for the second round. We know it will be difficult against Portugal but we don’t come here expecting easy things

2019 07 08 Retrieve

[The case of Roddy Zambrano summed up the entire argument. The Ecuadorian declined to use VAR on two occasions when Argentina appeared to have a strong claim for a penalty in their semi-final against Brazil] VAR is like a child. When we are children sometimes we fall and we pick ourselves up in order to learn how to walk. We have to support VAR because football’s credibility is at stake

2019 10 08 Retrieve

[Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz has said it was his decision to not call up James Rodriguez for his side’s upcoming friendlies] Some have said that James requested not to be called up, but that’s not the truth. I’ve never had a player ask that. The decision is natural, it’s my decision. The players who are here correspond to the objectives we have, wanting to maintain a base of 15 or 16 players. We can’t be upset if one player or another one isn’t here. We can’t just stick with the most important references of each team. There’s a need to look for the future. I hope to have the best players ready for when we’ll be competing for three points

2019 11 15 Retrieve

[Colombia boss Carlos Queiroz hails Rangers star Alfredo Morelos ahead of Peru clash] It’s everyone’s responsibility in my team to score goals - not just the strikers. All the attacking players in the squad are confident, especially Alfredo Morelos who has already scored more than 20 goals this season. He is playing really well and I am confident he will show the form he has shown for his club for us

2020 02 02 Retrieve

[Carlos Queiroz sends message to Iranian fans] One year after leaving Iran I want to express a message of gratitude to all players, staff, fans and Iran Football Federation. It was a great honor and privilege to serve Iranian Football. I will keep forever in my heart all the memories and wonderful moments shared with Team Melli and Iranian Fans

2020 02 27 Retrieve

[The situation with James Rodríguez is strange] James’ situation at Real Madrid is worrying; we know that he is in a very difficult situation

2020 02 28 Retrieve

[Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz says James Rodriguez’s difficult situation at Real Madrid is a concern] All I can say is that we, at the FCF (Colombian Football Federation), take care to look after all of our players. James’s situation is worrying for us. We know that he is in a difficult situation at this moment in time, it’s a situation which technically and professionally isn’t the best. But then there are other players who are playing even less. James’s case is very strange, it’s been a strange season for him but all of the coaching staff and I personally are doing what we can to help James, whose situation is a little more complicated

No one is disputing the quality James has, or [Atletico Madrid defender Santiago] Arias and [Atalanta forward Luis] Muriel, who are also both in a difficult situation. That’s why I am doing everything possible so that the players are in the best possible condition. My obligation is to ensure that all of them are fit to play

[coach Queiroz is looking forward to being co-hosts of the Copa America] We love the pressure, it is the feeling which gives us motivation to perform better and be successful