Official: Gavril Balint Named New Moldova Coach

The Moldovan FA has found a new head coach...
The Moldova Football Association has made the decision to appoint Romanian gaffer Gavrin Balint as the new man in charge of the national team. The 47-year-old has signed a two-year contract.

Moldova have been without a coach since the departure of Igor Dobrovolskiy, who resigned in October at the end of Moldova's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign. They finished rock bottom in Group 2.

Balint previously worked as head coach at clubs such as Sportul Studentesc and Timisoara, while he also enjoyed a spell with Moldovan side Sheriff. Additionally, he has experience as assistant coach for Romania's national team.

"In Euro 2012 qualification Moldova have to play better than in previous campaigns," Balint was quoted as saying by uefa.com. "The exact goal will be set after the draw."