Opening of DJ Land with the presence of Ali Daei

Having moved to Saba Battery in 2004, Daei helped the club to win the  Cup in 2005 before becoming the player-manager of Saipa in 2006. His international career finally came to an end with a second appearance at the World Cup in 2006, finishing with a total of 109 international goals. His coaching career began with league title for Saipa in 2007, but a year later he was appointed coach of the national team and left Saipa following the 2007-08 season. With struggling to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Daei was sacked as national coach in March 2009.