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Zenga ends Romanian adventure

Published: Friday 5 December 2003, 9.37CET
Former Italian international Walter Zenga has left his post as technical director of FC National Bucuresti.

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Published: Friday 5 December 2003, 9.37CET

Zenga ends Romanian adventure

Former Italian international Walter Zenga has left his post as technical director of FC National Bucuresti.
Former Italian international goalkeeper Walter Zenga has left FC National Bucuresti after almost 18 months as coach and then technical director of the Romanian club.

Zenga's explanation
Explaining his decision to walk away from his contract seven months before it was due to expire, Zenga said: "I quit Romania and Romanian football not because of money or any scandals which exist in Romanian football, but because I could not continue as coach and I could not find another job here. I want to be a coach and that's what I will be in Italy."

Main achievements
After arriving at the club in summer 2002, Zenga helped National reach the second round of last season's UEFA Cup and the final of the Romanian Cup, which they lost 1-0 against FC Dinamo Bucuresti. In September this year he became technical director at National, with the coach's role going to Cosmin Olaroiu.

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