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Dorinel Munteanu feels inspired by Felix Magath and Christoph Daum

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

He doesn’t want to be called “Mister”, he prefers his nickname. From the top of the league, Munti explained today, in an interview for http://www.evz.ro, what’s the secret behind Otelul’s perfect start of the season. Here are the most important quotes:

Approach: “I like to work with Romanian players, they can get my messages and ideas clearly, and this has turned things around for me, after a poor start. And this is an excellent group, considering that there were times when the players were unpaid for months, yet they kept on training and playing.”

Training: “Modern football means determination. I ask my players to work their socks off in training and, after fitness, we try to be very organized on the pitch. At a higher level, the players’ quality makes the difference, but in Liga I mentality is key. And we managed to earn this first spot even if we played three or four times with just ten men.”

Objectives: “My goal is to finish better than we did last season, when we missed a place in Europa League for just two points.”

Inspiration: “I continue to learn as a coach and I’m inspired by Magath and Daum, whom I call every once in a while to discuss things. I believe German football is a model to follow in every aspect, that’s why I brought a popular system in 1. Bundesliga 5 years ago at CFR Cluj, when everyone was shocked that I field three forwards in every game.”

After 11 rounds, Otelul is topping the league with 25 points, thanks to an excellent home record of six wins out of six games. Munti’s players also got two valuable results away from home, a 0-0 against the mighty Rapid and a 2-1 success, two rounds ago, against Dinamo.

Filipovic, starring in Ceahlaul’s mission impossible

March 3, 2010 Leave a comment
  • stadiums in Romania

    Ceahlaul's brand new stadium

    Zoran Filipovic decided not to waste any more time and already agreed terms with Ceahlaul. Arrived yesterday in Romania, the former coach of Montenegro’s national takes over from Gheorghe Multescu, who left the club after a fantastic win away against Steaua and a 0-1 loss at home versus Otelul. Filipovic signed until the end of the season and he’ll be paid 100.000 Euros in case he avoids relegation, a feat that will also guarantee him a new and better deal with the club. His chances look slim though, as Ceahlaul is a poor team (12 new players arrived this winter, but all of them on free loans and short term deals), with a terrible situation in the standings and with 0 chances to take anything from Zoran’s first game in charge, away at Dinamo. He can ask Mark Wotte why…

  • FIFA agent Victor Becali spoke about the situation of Bogdan Lobont, who’s currently on loan at AS Roma. Read more…
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