Romanian side FC Universitatea Craiova have appointed Italian Nicolo Napoli as their new coach.
The 42-year-old Italian is a former full-back who, during a long career, won the UEFA Cup in 1990 with Juventus FC. This will be his first job at a top-flight club after he coached in the Italian lower leagues with FC Moncalieri and Vado FC.
At the midway point of the Romanian First Division season, Universitatea are sitting fourth in the table, six points behind third-placed AFC Rapid Bucuresti, a side Universitatea president Adrian Mititelu is hoping his Napoli-inspired team can overhaul. He said: "At the end of this season, we want to be in the third place in order to have a chance of playing in the UEFA Cup next season."