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Rednic returns to Rapid again

Published: Wednesday 10 October 2007, 15.24CET
Mircea Rednic has returned to coaching at FC Rapid Bucureşti while Romanian rivals FC UTA Arad and FC Universitatea Craiova have also named new bosses.

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Published: Wednesday 10 October 2007, 15.24CET

Rednic returns to Rapid again

Mircea Rednic has returned to coaching at FC Rapid Bucureşti while Romanian rivals FC UTA Arad and FC Universitatea Craiova have also named new bosses.

Mircea Rednic has returned to coaching at FC Rapid Bucureşti while FC UTA Arad and FC Universitatea Craiova have also named new bosses.

Third spell
Rapid had been without a coach following the departure of Cristiano Bergodi but the 45-year-old Rednic has stepped up to the plate again, agreeing to take charge of the club for a third time. Rednic led the club between 2000 and 2001, and again between 2002 and 2004, leading them to the 2002/03 title, the 2001/02 Romanian Cup and two Super Cups.

Short break
The former Romania defender has signed a four-year contract having been out of work since leaving FC Dinamo 1948 Bucureşti a month ago. He led Dinamo to the Romanian title last season and having spent the bulk of his playing career with Dinamo, R. Standard de Liège and Rapid, Rednic added to his reputation by leading SC Vaslui to promotion in 2005.

Other appointments
Meanwhile, UTA Arad have named the experienced Marin Barbu following the dismissal of Marius Lacatus while Craiova have chosen Italian Nicolo Napoli, formerly coach of Serie D side USD Ciriè Calcio, to replace Ovidiu Stanga. Napoli briefly coached Craiova at the start of 2004. Both coaches have signed one-year contracts with their clubs.

Last updated: 10/10/07 19.25CET

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