Petrescu forced out at Wisła

Petrescu forced out at Wisła

Wisła Kraków have dismissed coach Dan Petrescu after a disappointing week for the Polish club.

Slow start
Petrescu, 38, leaves only a month into the season after Sunday’s draw at lowly GKS Górnik Leczna saw Wisła slip three points behind early Ekstraklasa leaders GKS Bełchatów. That result followed a 1-0 home defeat by Iraklis FC in the UEFA Cup first round last Thursday. Petrescu, a former Romanian international, had been appointed last December but was unable to land Wisła the title. “Together with coach Petrescu, we have reached the conclusion that for his good and that of the team, it will be better to end our partnership,” Wisła president Ludwik Miętta-Mikołajewicz said.

Okuka question
Wisła are expected to name Dragomir Okuka as Petrescu’s replacement. The 52-year-old, who led Serbia and Montenegro to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-finals in Portugal in May, is believed to have signed a contract until June 2008. He knows Poland well having coached Wisła’s rivals Legia Warszawa from 2001-03, winning the title in 2002. “I know exactly what is expected of me in Krakow and I am optimistic, because Wisła are a giant of Polish football,” Okuka said. “I also believe the Legia supporters will understand my decision – sometimes emotions have to take a back seat.” Okuka counts FK Becej, FK Cukaricki, FK Obilic and FK Buducnost among his former clubs, winning the Yugoslavian championship with Obilic in 1998.

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