Unirea Urziceni Coach Dan Petrescu Resigns

The successful head coach has resigned as Unirea chief...
Successful head coach Dan Petrescu has made the decision to resign from his post at reigning Romanian titleholders Unirea Urziceni following a disagreement with the club's board. The former Chelsea defender stepped down from his duties over the weekend.

The 42-year-old was appointed as Unirea gaffer in the summer of 2006 after the club had just won promotion to Romania's top tier. Petrescu guided them to the final of the Romanian cup in 2007-08 and went on to help the club to its biggest success in history last term.

Unirea won the Romanian league title and thus qualified for the Champions League, where they finished third in their section behind Sevilla and Stuttgart, but ahead of Glasgow Rangers. They will lock horns with Liverpool in the next round of the Europa League.

"We have finished Petrescu's contract by mutual agreement. We are going to see which managers are available and will be trying to hire an overseas coach," Urziceni's general manager Mihai Stoica said to GSP.

Italian coach Walter Zenga is touted as the most likely successor to Petrescu at Unirea.

Stefan Coerts, Goal.com