Dutchman Mark Wotte Takes The Reins At Universitatea Craiova

Wotte will try to lift the Stadionul Ion Oblemenco side back towards their glory days...
Romanian club Universitatea Craiova are aiming to reverse their present poor form by appointing Dutch coach Mark Wotte as their new boss.

Struggling way down in 14th place of their domestic league, the four-time league champions need a turnaround in fortunes if they are to avoid a nervous conclusion to the present term.

They believe the 49-year-old Dutchman is the man to give them the boost they require. With close to three decades of coaching experience behind him, the former defender was most recently at English outfit Southampton, though his spell there was a truncated one.

Nevertheless, he is confident of a reversal of fortunes both on a personal level and for the team. “I'm happy to be here and I'm very confident because I've done a good job in all of the countries I’ve worked in,” he said, according to UEFA’s official website.

The Craiova side have a rich history, having achieved fame in the early 1980s when they reached the semi-finals of the European Cup.

Robin Bairner, Goal.com