‘Romanian legend’ joins K League as Jeonbuk Dan Petrescu appointed head coach

A former Romanian legend has arrived in the K League. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors has appointed Dan Petrescu, a coach worthy of the club’s reputation.

On the 9th, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors officially announced the appointment of Romanian football legend Dan Petrescu as the seventh head coach in the club’s history. Jeonbuk announced the appointment of Romanian coach Dan Petrescu, who has a wealth of winning experience and a strong understanding of Asian football, as its new head coach.먹튀검증

Dan Petrescu is regarded as a Romanian legend who has left a remarkable footprint as both a player and manager throughout his football career.

Petrescu was a veteran player for 17 years between 1986 and 2003, playing over 500 games in Romania, Italy and England, most notably as a key player for FCSB (Steaua Bucharest) in Romania and Chelsea in England, where he lifted several cup trophies, including the league title.

Petrescu was also capped by the Romanian national team, making 95 appearances (12 goals) and appearing at World Cups (1994, 1998) and Euros (1996, 2000).

After his retirement, Petrescu began his coaching career in his home country, and his leadership at FC Unirea Urziceni (Romania), where he was appointed ahead of the 06/07 season, was recognised with a Romanian Cup runner-up finish (07/08) and the club’s first ever league title (08/09).

In 2009, Petrescu moved to Russia, where he led Kuban Krasnodar from the second division to the title (09/10) and promotion to the first division, before taking over the reins at Russian giants Dynamo Moscow.

Petrescu’s involvement in Asia began in 2014. He started with Al Arabi in Qatar in 2014, followed by Jiangsu Suning (China) in 2015, Al Nasr (UAE) in 2016 and Guizhou Hengfeng (China) in 2018, where he lifted the FA Cup trophy and experienced the ACL in the 2016 season.

Returning to Romania with a wealth of experience in charge of clubs in different countries, Petrescu took charge of CFR 1907 Cluj in 2017 and won four league titles (17/18, 18/19, 19/20, 21/22). Jeonbuk praised Petrescu for taking over a club that was never close to the title and winning four league titles in less than five years.

Petrescu is the second foreign manager in Jeonbuk’s history, with the club previously handing the reins to Portuguese coach Mourinho for two seasons starting in 2019.

Meanwhile, Petrescu will begin his official duties with an inaugural press conference at Hyundai Motor Studio Goyang on Wednesday (14th) morning.


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