Steaua Bucharest appointed former Romania international Dorinel Munteanu as their new coach on Monday, replacing Marius Lacatus who resigned last week after their Champions League defeat by Lyon.
“I decided to join Steaua as I’m convinced that the team has great potential,” the 40-year-old Munteanu told reporters.
“It’s a big challenge for me and I’m honoured to have been chosen.”
Munteanu becomes Steaua’s eighth coach in the past four years.
Previous coaches including Victor Piturca, Cosmin Olaroiu, Oleg Protasov, Walter Zenga, Gheorghe Hagi left after rows with owner Gigi Becali, whom they accused of interfering with their work.
“I will intervene if Steaua has problems,” Becali was quoted as saying by Fanatik TV. “If he (Munteanu) has (good) results, he remains (Steaua coach) if not, I’ll fire him immediately.”