By Atousa Pilger
The German football coach Winfried Schäfer, who led FC Esteghlal Tehran from 2017 to 2019 said in an exclusive interview with German t-online.de website that “Nobody supports the regime in Iran.”
Schäfer also insisted that everyone he met was scared [in Iran], although It's hard to imagine it if one did not live in Iran.
"In two years, I never met a person who was in favor of the regime – and I speak of people from very different backgrounds. Industrialists. Academics. Football players. Taxi drivers and even ministers" said the 69-year-old Schäfer. "The people I've met, no matter young or old, are not at all in line with the regime," he added.