Cosmin Contra was close to taking over CSU Craiova, but Cristiano Bergodi signed in his place.
Cosmin Contra, the former coach of Romania, was in talks with CSU Craiova, but Cristiano Bergodi reached the Oltenia bench. Negotiations with Craiova and Contra failed because the former defender of the national team was in talks with teams from Spain.
“It didn’t matter if the pandemic or I had to be quarantined for two weeks. I simply thought it was not the time to return to Romania. I had other discussions before the pandemic and I wanted to see if they could be completed when football resumed.
There are also discussions with teams from Spain and other countries. It was interesting. Until this pandemic broke out and we were isolated, we even talked to the Primera Division teams that changed coaches. “, said Cosmin Contra according to Look Sport.
Contra was the coach of the Romanian national team between 2017 and 2019, but he was replaced by Mirel Radoi. He has a Romanian Cup won with Petrolul in 2013 and a League Cup, in 2017, with Dinamo.