Steaua had three options. Obviously, went for the fourth: Ronny Levy is the new coach!
After a spell in charge of Unirea Urziceni, Ronny Levy took advantage of Mihai Stoica’s return to Steaua and received an offer he could not refuse, as he was coming after a season in which he fought to avoid relegation with Beitar Jerusalem. Now, he’s expected to be challenging for the title and get some more European exposure.
Taking over from Dan Petrescu, in January 2010, was no piece of cake, but he did a good job, deserving credit for his brave approach. Levy’s job in Urziceni was not just to fine-tune a very disciplined team that was playing a very direct game (successfully implemented in Krasnodar, as well), as he started to teach Unirea a different style, based on ball possession, which he’s expected to repeat in Bucharest, where he won’t lack quality players.
Considering the names previously linked with this position, Levy’s appointment is a surprisingly wise move, as his calm approach and focus on he job should help him cope with Becali’s invasive style, with the help of the club’s manager Mihai Stoica, whose position gained even more strength now.