In the interview for sportowefakty.wp.pl, Anastasi stated that he was not satisfied with the offer.
“Those were the first serious negotiations with the Iranian Volleyball Federation. They had already called me in the past, I think that this was the third time that I received an offer from Iran. But, I was not satisfied with it. After a few days I wrote an email to the Iranian Volleyball Federation, I thanked them for their interest, but I said that I will not coach their national team. This is not what I want to do in the future,” said Anastasi.