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Petrescu leaves Dinamo Moscow

Dinamo Moscow coach Dan Petrescu has left his post by mutual consent, the Russian side have announced.

Last Updated: 08/04/14 at 12:14 Post Comment

Dan Petrescu: Left his role in Moscow

Dan Petrescu: Left his role in Moscow

The Romanian joined the club in August 2012 on a three-year deal, helping them turn around a dismal start to the season and eventually finish seventh.

However, results have lacked consistency this campaign and a 4-0 defeat to bottom club Anzhi Makhachkala at the weekend signalled the end of the road for Petrescu, with the club eight points behind leaders Lokomotiv Moscow.

A statement on Dinamo's website read: "A team meeting was held on Tuesday and, as a result, the club has announced the termination of Dan Petrescu's contract by mutual consent."

Sporting director Guram Adzhoev said of the former Chelsea defender: "Last year, Dan pulled the team out of a difficult position and took us to a certain level, but recently that progress has stalled. We need to move forward.

"We thank Petrescu for his work and wish him good luck in his future career."

Adzhoev also announced that talks are under way with former Spartak and Lokomotiv coach Stanislav Cherchesov, adding: "Hopefully, we will be able to present him as the head coach in the near future."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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