TEHRAN, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Croatian soccer coach Dragan Skocic has been appointed as new head coach of Iranian soccer club Sanat Naft, Persian Football website reported on Wednesday.
Skocic has penned a one-year contract with Sanat Naft for an undisclosed fee.
He replaced Portuguese coach Paulo Sergio who left Sanat Naft in mid-May to take charge of Saudi Arabian soccer club Al-Taawoun.
Skocic, 50, started his coaching career in Rijeka in 2005 and has also worked at Iranian soccer clubs Malavan, Foolad and Khooneh be Khooneh.
Sanat Naft finished 9th in the Iran Professional League (IPL) last season.