In what seems to be another front against Carlos Queiroz , the CEO of Perspolis Football Club has blamed Carlos Queiroz, the Portuguese coach of Team Melli for the bad condition of Perspolis players after returning from their duties with Team Melli. Mohamammad Rouyanian also stated that whatever personal differences that Queiroz has with his team’s coach, Manuel Jose , it should not leave his team at a disadvantage or affect the performance of Perspolis players.
Rouyanian , who seems to be critical of Team Melli’s performance and the selection of large number of players from Perspolis while achieving poor results , in a statement to Mehr News reporter , turned his irritation toward Carlos Queiroz. He said “ I want to tell Queiroz that since I took office in Perspolis , I have always supported him and his decisions, and he knows that very well because during all the time that he selected players from Perspolis , we have been very cooperative with him and helped as much as we could , detrimental to our own team.”
Rouyanian said that this cooperation will continue, however, he targeted Queiroz for his responsibility in the poor conditions of Perspolis players right after returning from duty for Team Melli. “Mr. Queiroz , do not allow our players returning from duty with Team Melli to be physically hurt and emotionally poisoned.“ The Perspolis CEO added “You need to ensure that our players return back in a good condition.”
In defense of his own club, still targeting Queiroz “I hope that your personal dispute with Manuel Jose ( Perspolis Coach) does not negatively affect our club. Unfortunately, we see things differently here, we witness the return of our players , harmed both physically and emotionally”
“Since I believe in your professionalism as a football coach, I request you to help Perspolis club so that these unpleasant occurrences are not repeated after completion of each duty with Team Melli. In spite of that, we still fully support you and Team Melli”
Rouyanian also commented on Ali Karimi’s affair and the possibility of his return to the team after he was excluded from the Sepahan match and sacked from the team. “I shall discuss the matter with Jose and Karimi and get to the end of these problems that was created to reach the best solution for the club. If I the outcome of such discussions are positive, then there will be a possibility of Karimi returning to the team.”
Perspolis is currently lying near the lower end of the table one point clear of the bottom team. The club , despite buying the most expensive players most of whom are Team Melli members , has failed to perform well and has been defeated in 4 matches out of 9. This is one of the worst results of the club in their illustrious history. Perspolis did not fare better last season but avoided relegation.