The decision is finally made after months of foot-dragging by the Sports Ministry, which had left the Reds without a managing director.
Darvish was picked to lead Persepolis in a meeting with the presence of members of the board of managers, officials of the Sports Ministry and ministers of economy and judiciary.
He is a former managing director of Saipa of Tehran. He is also planned to oversee a shake-up of Persepolis’s board of managers.
Persepolis’s caretaker managing director Majid Sadri announced his resignation on Tuesday.