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Levy takes leave of Unirea

Published: Saturday 21 August 2010, 20.31CET
Roni Levy stepped down as coach of Romanian side FC Unirea Urziceni before the completion of their UEFA Europa League play-off, saying: "I want to thank everyone I worked with."
Levy takes leave of Unirea
Roni Levy's eight-month reign as Unirea coach is over ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Saturday 21 August 2010, 20.31CET

Levy takes leave of Unirea

Roni Levy stepped down as coach of Romanian side FC Unirea Urziceni before the completion of their UEFA Europa League play-off, saying: "I want to thank everyone I worked with."

FC Unirea Urziceni are searching for a new coach ahead of the conclusion of their UEFA Europa League play-off tie against HNK Hajduk Split after Roni Levy left the club by mutual consent.

The 43-year-old reached an agreement earlier this month to be released from his contract after the return match against Hajduk on Thursday. However, the sale of highly-rated goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis to FC Rubin Kazan coupled with a 4-1 loss in the first leg in Croatia – Unirea's heaviest defeat in UEFA competition – prompted the Israeli trainer to quit earlier than scheduled.

Levy said: "I have left by mutual consent. I would like to thank everybody I worked with at Urziceni, but the lack of financial stability and the uncertainty surrounding the players made me take this decision."

Levy succeeded Dan Petrescu on an 18-month deal in January, steering the 2008/09 Romanian champions to a runners-up finish, three points behind CFR 1907 Cluj. Assistant coaches Gabriel Caramarin and Eugen Nae will take charge for Monday's league fixture at FC Braşov, where second-bottom Unirea will attempt to record their first win of the season.

Last updated: 24/08/10 11.21CET

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