Petrescu leaves Unirea

Romanian champions Unirea Urziceni, who will face Liverpool in the last 32 of the Europa League in February, have parted company with coach Dan Petrescu.

The former Chelsea defender guided Unirea to their first-ever Romanian title last season but his surprise exit has left the club looking for a new man to take over the reins.

General manager Mihai Stoica told GSP television: “We’ll try to see what coaches are available. We propose to bring in a technician from abroad.”

Unirea lie second in the Romanian league, level on points with leaders CFR Cluj after 17 games.

The club came close to reaching the last 16 of the Champions League but finished third in Group G behind Sevilla and Stuttgart.

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