Iran coach Carlos Queiroz confirmed his decision to step down after their World Cup exit on Wednesday, calling his relationship with the country's football association a one-sided marriage.
"I didn't I receive any single concrete or attractive proposal to stay on over the last 11 months," he told reporters after his side lost their last Group F match 3-1 to Bosnia to miss out on a first appearance in the knockout stages.
"As you can imagine I feel very proud and it's an honour to work for Iran. I will always keep the country and the players in my heart.
"After going through the 11 months without hearing anything, I have been forced to make a decision."