Tehran, Apr 16: Marc Wilmots is set to take charge of Turkish giants Fenerbahce but there is an obstacle before him with an open case with world soccer governing body FIFA, the Times daily reported.
The Belgian left his job as Iran's national soccer coach in early December after the two parties failed to reach consensus and the case still remains open in FIFA.
The Iran soccer federation and Wilmots have filed lawsuits against each other and the ex-Belgium coach needs to bring this conflict to an end to be granted permission to lead the Turkish top-flight team.
Under stewardship of Wilmots, Iran has two wins over Hong Kong, China and Cambodia but two defeats against Bahrain and Iraq left it in third place in Group C of the 2022 World Cup qualifications. (XINHUA)