Article by Andrei Crăiţoiu, Dan Udrea, Remus Răureanu Wednesday, November 07, 00:00
An enemy of the biggest in Romanian football could soon become a spectacular collaboration. Razvan Burleanu-Gica Hagi would be the couple for the future of the national team.
In their vicinity, both speak of the intention of the Federation to propose to the "King" the selection post at the end of the term of Cosmin Contra.
The final for the current coach can mean the last leg in the League of Nations, according to the results of the last two stages, with Lithuania and Montenegro. Romania only has the theoretical possibilities of winning the group, it would take two wins and a game of favorable results. "Tricolori" are in third place, one point in Montenegro and two points in Serbia.
Maintaining this position or even the second place would mean the distribution in the fourth ballot box for the classic Euro2020 preliminary, which will begin in March 2019.
Fourth Urn, therefore, a state in which "tricolors" will be extremely difficult to qualify Europeans, as they would have three groups more classified in their group, of which at least two should be exceeded. The decision to end the collaboration with the Contra has not yet been taken in the Federation, but Burleanu and his men have already thought of the substitute: they will offer Hagi. He would continue to the future as club owner and should only delegate one of his coaches to Dobrogea.
Already approached the Federation
The Federation plan is also based on the structure that the nationals, older and older, have made, and more and more soccer players have gone through Hagi's hand and warmed up the relationship with Gica.
He was the opponent of Burleanu in the first part of the "reign" of Răzvan in "Soccer House", often criticized the behavior of the leaders FRF and all your decisions. He changed his mind, especially after Burleanu defeated Lupescu in the elections and confirmed his position as soccer chief for another four years.
He did not speak with anti-FRF and returned to the national team matches, saw Serbia's game in the stadium after years of watching the team on TV. "I can not go to the stadium while playing the national, while Popescu is where he is," he announced after the condemnation of Gica.
Does the world accept it?
He has received the 2017 trainer's prize in the Gazette Survey and, in the year-end interview, commented on the possibility of becoming a selector in the future:
"Maybe you were not in the Future, you want to have a club and make a national team, what would you do when you see the conventions, how many links would you do?"
The conflict of interests to which Gica refers has evaporated a little since all the national lots have gotten to depend on the set of soccer players of Viitorul.
He is the main provider of the Federation, regardless of whether he makes the selection or does it to another person. Unlike recently, he was surprised by the titles of Băluţă and Drăguş, two players from Viitorul who were not basic people even in the national youth.
It is the youth house
Future and FRF joined the Euro 20 U21 qualifying campaign in 2019 and otherwise Hagi does not offer players. Gica handed over the Federation and Ovid stadium, which became the small "tricolor" home. He has participated in the parties selected by Rădoi, including those in Bosnia and Wales, who played in Cluj and Ploieşti. In the most recent action of the national team, 18 highs and young players were trained at the same time in Viitorul, either produced at the Dobrudja youth center or "hooked" somewhere and reset races.
Bets on the disappearance of Contra
The Gazette recently wrote that Fortune, the FRF sponsor betting company, has filed appointments for the possible substitutes for Contra. Dan Petrescu and Răzvan Lucescu were the favorites, according to the people in charge of the books. Fortuna eliminated the offer event and it was suspected that the decision arose as a result of the intervention of the Federation, which both parties denied.
For example, he was entertained by the fact that a FRF partner had provided his dismissal: "Maybe I know that Fortuna is preparing something to stop picking up my coat. They are not the type of waiting for the chair … Personally, I propose to win the League of Nations and, if I can not do it, something can happen. My goal is drive Romania to Euro 2020 ".
Does he really support Lupescu?
He has announced in the last campaign for the presidency of the FRF that Viitorul would vote with Ionut Lupescu. However, he did not participate in the campaign like other colleagues in the 94, who apparently appeared with Jonathan. Chiru, Chivu and Mircea Lucescu were close to Lupescu and in the election campaign, and in the vote of the General Assembly, Hagi has observed the events remotely. He even wanted to make concrete before the elections, annoyed that Dr. Pompiliu Popescu, the head of the Lupescu campaign, used his name: "I want to be very clear: I'm not on a ship. I was the team leader, I can not go by boat."
They liked often
Burleanu and his assistants were the goals of Hagi at the beginning of his football leadership, but also took into account the views of the "King." When the federalists planned to hire Marketa Haindlova in the marketing department in the Czech market, Gica was upset: "Let's face it!", Arriving a bikini girl to lead football! ".
The president of the FRF concluded that Hagi was a misogynist and then resigned from hiring him in Prague. Gica also upset Croatian-Belgian Zorislav Kovaci, head of the youth federation department, whose competition was doubted right from the start.
He made a scandal when Kovac asked Ianis to take his suit to an action of a youthful batch. The Croatian claimed that it was an educational method, but the FRF expelled it.
He debuted as a selector, he concluded quickly
He has once again led a national campaign in the 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign, one that lost the "three-color". Gica replaced Boloni during the preliminary rounds, scored qualifying in the barrier, and surprisingly lost the double mania against Slovenia, a training far below that of Romania at that time. Srecko Katanec's team won us 2-1 in Slovenia, 1-0 for us, 1-1 in Bucharest, in a match that dominated Romania, since it probably did not dominate any. since then. Mircea Sandu lost confidence in Gica, as well as the press and many followers. "The King" left the post after a very short experience.
"Of course Hagi can be a selector!"
Burleanu admitted the opportunity to collaborate with Hagi and before his relationship was a collaboration, instead of the enmity begun in 2014 after the victory of Razvan in the elections, accompanied by the imprisonment of Gica Popescu, former partner and brother of the "King." In a show at the DigiSport, Burleanu asked if Hagi could direct the nation in the future. "Of course" was the answer.
Prepare for control failure?
There would have been a dual-choice problem as a selector and patron of the future. The solution can come soon about that. Gica sold sales pieces of the 10-percent Viitorul club and hopes to give up on much of the company. He installed the club in 2009, registered it in the Third League, ascended to the first and won the championship in 2017. The title was confirmed to TAS, in a dispute in which Becali challenged the regulation, arguing that all direct results had to be taken into account for the penalty, and not just the two in the play-off. FRF supported Gica in the Swiss court.