The situation of Marius Lacatus, Steaua’s coach, is questioned after the defeat suffered by Steaua on its own field in the derby with Rapid. The sports media of Sunday informed that there are negotiations between Steaua’s financier, Gigi Becali, and Marius Lacatus over the cancellation of the contract, the latter being most probably replaced by the deputy coach Pedrazzini until the end of the championship, while next season Dan Petrescu will hold this place.
Marius Lacatus declared on Saturday, during a TV talk-show, that he is willing to give up this position if he is requested by the financier Gigi Becali. “If the boss asks me to leave, I leave. You cannot stay if you aren’t desired any longer by the management, if the latter doesn’t trust you any more. I am not clinging to the chair, I haven’t come here for money, and if Gigi wants me to give up, I will definitely leave,” Lacatus said for GSP TV. “If Lacatus, who is a symbol, was requested to resign, it means that the people are discontent. I am not interfering with this problem. I had a clause in the contract with Marius Lacatus, according to which he would have left if he did not get on the podium. Finally, I didn’t leave any clause. But I believe that he is a man of honour and he will leave, one cannot stay with such results,” Becali said on GSP TV.
Steaua Bucharest team suffered on Friday the defeat no. 100 on its own field in the history of its participation to League I, at the end of the game with Rapid, score 1-2 (0-0), in leg XXXI of the championship.
Napoli dismissed from universitatea craiova
The coach of the team Universitatea Craiova, Nicolo Napoli, and his deputy Ionel Gane were suspended on Friday from offices by the owner of the club, Adrian Mititelu, further to the tie, score 1-1, registered in the match with Gloria Buzau. Universitatea Craiova finished at a tie, score 1-1 (0-0), game played on Friday on its own field, with the team Gloria Buzau, classified on the last place in League I, in a match counting for the leg XXXI, further to the goals scored by Florin Costea ’80, and Mansour ’39.