"I can't be in the position that one gentleman in Iran insults and offends me and the federation does nothing," he said. "The fans don't count in Iran and results don't count. There are a few people with power behind the scenes and they are what counts. They are trying to destroy the national team and don't want it to succeed."
"History shows that despite boasting great players, coaches and presidents, Iran has never qualified for the World Cup finals twice in a row," said Queiroz, a well-traveled coach who guided Iran to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. "My job, my goal, my mission and my dream is to make this happen."