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Prepare your resumes! Coaches needed in Romania

May 8, 2010 4 comments

We’re close to the end, now, but I doubt that what’s going to happen in the last three rounds will change things. I’ll explain: CFR is still the favorite to win the title, but the team struggled so badly that Mandorlini should be dismissed even in case of a successful scenario. The only team capable of winning the league seems Unirea Urziceni, so Ronny Levy should be kept at all costs for the coming season, even if Unirea will fail to defend the title won last year under Dan Petrescu. But let’s take a look at the top clubs that should/will change coaches this summer:

  • CFR Cluj – in spite of its position in the standings and the club’s chances to win the title, Mandorlini failed to connect with his players and to put his mark on a team that plays poor football for months. Period! He worked during the winter on a tactical system he had to abandon after the first official matches. He recommended three Italian players – Bottone, De Zerbi and Piccolo –  who looked completely useless. He saw top players getting out of shape – Kone, Traore – and couldn’t do anything to get them back at their best. Was lucky to draw against strong teams and simply took advantage of his superior roster to win by a small margin – the Italian style – against the smaller clubs. Although he has the backing of the board (intelligent enough to keep the staff and the players focused on the title, hiding the obvious disappointment), Mandorlini will/should not be offered another deal. Verdict: change him!
  • Unirea Urziceni – Levy did what few expected: take over from Dan Petrescu and keep what everyone still considers (in spite of everything these players have done even in the Champions League!) an average team, formed by decent, but mediocre footballers, at the top of the league with chances even to defend the title won last season. A solid coach, who tried to further develop the team, going for a more Latin/technical style, who should be kept at all costs. Levy’s problem is that next season he will probably find himself without the likes of Galamaz, Brandan, Bilasco and will be forced to show his recruiting ability, as well. Verdict: keep him! Read more…

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…

Multescu is the first coach sacked in 2010! More to follow :-)

March 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Gheorghe Multescu

The coach of Ceahlaul, Gheorghe Multescu, who offered the surprise of the year so far, Steaua – Ceahlaul 1-3, has been informed that he is dismissed, right after his team lost at home against Otelul Galati! Considered a vital game in the relegation battle, this match seemed to have erased from Gheorghe Stefan’s memory the fantastic result from the previous round.

The club owner says that he’s now looking to find a quality foreign coach with suicidal tendencies, although the mission at hand – avoiding relegation – seems impossible, given the fact that a new trainer needs time to get to know the players and also implement his ideas…

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