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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu joins Al Wahda as coach

Former Romania international moves to Al Nahyan Stadium to take over reins of reserve team

Adrian Mutu, centre, who has played around the world, including for Pune FC in India, will be seen around the touchline in the UAE. Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP
Adrian Mutu, centre, who has played around the world, including for Pune FC in India, will be seen around the touchline in the UAE. Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP

Former Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has joined Arabian Gulf League side Al Wahda, the club has announced in a statement.

Mutu, who has played for such European clubs as Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan, has been hired to take charge of the Abu Dhabi-based club's reserve team.

“Al Wahda football club announce the contract with the Romanian coach Adrian Mutu with the 39-year-old to take over the training of the reserve team,” a club statement said.

“Mutu is a great addition to the team. His football record includes many team achievements and numbers. He has already represented the Romanian team and a number of European clubs as a football player.”

Mutu, who has scored 160 goals in 439 club appearances, also played for Romania 77 times during a 13-year period starting in 2000. He scored 25 goals for his national team.

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