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Lucescu New Romania Coach after Dad Declines

  • Reuters, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:15 PM
Romania appointed Razvan Lucescu as national team coach on Wednesday, replacing Victor Piturca, whose contract was mutually terminated after poor results in 2010 World Cup qualifiers. Lucescu, 40, a former goalkeeper, coached Rapid Bucharest for three years, winning two Romanian Cups and reaching the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup. Local media said Lucescu's father, Mircea, who has led Shakhtar Donetsk to the UEFA cup semifinals this year, was the first to receive an offer to replace Piturca, which he turned down.

 

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