Slovenian Srecko Katanec will be ready to Lead the Iraq football team as a Head coach in the upcoming Asian cup 2019 which will be begin from the 5th January in UAE.
Srecko Katanec who has a good international experience as previously with slovenia side and they managed their team in Euro 2000 and 2002 fifa world cup. so Iraq get his experience and that will help a lot to performance of players.
“I am happy and proud to be the new coach of Iraq but there is not going to be a quick solution,” he said, according to the Asian Football Confederation’s official website.
“This is going to be a long process and it is going to take time to build the team at all levels. It is an exciting challenge, however, as there is a lot of talent in Iraq and if we can start moving in the right direction, then I am confident that we can have success.
“The AFC Asian Cup is an important tournament as it is also a major step in preparation for qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”
In the Asian Cup 2019 They will be drawn in Group D so in the Pool stage team to face Iran, Vietnam and Yemen side first up.
Iraq football team will be starting the preparations for the Asia cup 2019 with a friendly match against Kuwait on Next Monday.
He added: “The Kuwait game is a good test for us to see where we are and realise what we have to do at the AFC Asian Cup.
“First, though, I am enjoying seeing the players in training and spending time with them.