Dan Petrescu named coach of Targu Mures
Last Updated: 11/06/15 2:26pm
Former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu has been appointed coach of Romanian side ASA Targu Mures.
Petrescu signed a three-year contract with the Romanian runners-up after reportedly turning down an offer from Sheffield Wednesday.
Stuart Gray is currently in charge of the Owls but speculation over his future is growing and Romanian media claimed Petrescu rejected an approach from the Championship side.
Petrescu, 49, replaces Liviu Ciobotariu at ASA after the former Romania centre-back left to take charge of Saudi Arabia's club Al-Faisaly.
Promoted Targu Mures were close to their maiden league title after climbing to the top of the table in April but lost three of their last four matches to finish second, three points behind Steaua Bucharest.
"It'll be very difficult to repeat last season's results but we'll work to improve our performance and I hope we'll achieve at least the same next year," said Petrescu.
"We aim to progress in the Europa League though it'll be difficult."