The official website for European football

Mandorlini replaces Conceição in Cluj

Published: Sunday 15 November 2009, 11.45CET
Romanian leaders CFR 1907 Cluj have replaced coach Antonio Conceição with experienced Andrea Mandorlini as they seek the two wins they need to maintain their UEFA Europa League hopes.
Mandorlini replaces Conceição in Cluj
António Conceição has left CFR Cluj ©CFR 1907 Cluj
 
 
Published: Sunday 15 November 2009, 11.45CET

Mandorlini replaces Conceição in Cluj

Romanian leaders CFR 1907 Cluj have replaced coach Antonio Conceição with experienced Andrea Mandorlini as they seek the two wins they need to maintain their UEFA Europa League hopes.

Romanian leaders CFR 1907 Cluj have replaced Portuguese coach Antonio Conceição with Italian Andrea Mandorlini.

Experience
CFR are on course for a second Romanian title in three years 13 games into the season but in the UEFA Europa League three defeats in a row have left them bottom of Group K. Conceição was installed in April and aided victories in the Romanian Cup and Romanian Super Cup, but has given way to 49-year-old former FC Internazionale Milano player Mandorlini, who has coaching experience in Italy dating back to 1993, most notably leading Atalanta BC to promotion from Serie B in 2003/04.

Ambition
"I came to Cluj because I was convinced by their project and by their ambitions," Mandorlini said. "What they have done in the last eight years is almost impossible to be achieved by a club." Four points adrift of second-placed AC Sparta Praha in Group K, CFR must win at København on 3 December and beat PSV Eindhoven 13 days later, as well as needing other results to go their way.

Last updated: 23/11/09 14.12CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=920240.html#mandorlini+replaces+conceicao+cluj

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.