Iordănescu, close to a bomb transfer to Ajax! Sensational revelations


Anghel Iordănescu was close to a bomb transfer to Ajax in 1986, even though the former Romanian coach had reached 36 years old.

Guest at ProSport Live, the former great striker confessed that he was watched by the legendary Johan Cruyff, who had been coaching Ajax since 1985.

How did Iordănescu get to play in the big match in Sevilla? “I did the training, then they entered with the ball, and at the end there were two teams. Most of the time they were odd and one of the teams included Puiu. I could also see him, that he was technical, he knew how to handle the ball, he passed when he had to, he dribbled, he put his head in. He was technical and mature. And I mentioned Puiu to Valentin many times. Why doesn’t Puiu play in the final? We are few and they play great! Much more than the team’. Valentin talked to Puiu, Alecsandrescu and Ienei and that’s how he played in the final. No one knew that he would play in the final in Seville. It was a big surprise, especially for the Spaniards”, recalled Florentin Marinescu, the former physical trainer of Stela, according to GSP.

Anghel Iordănescu, wanted by the great Johan Cruyff at Ajax: “He asked who this coach is, who this player is!”

Anghel Iordănescu left an excellent impression on Johan Cruyff, in the memorable final in Sevillein which Steaua won the European Champions Cup, after beating Barcelona on penalty kicks.

Spectacularly back on the pitch after a two-year break, Iordănescu was wanted by Ajax, one of the most important clubs in the world.

“After that match (in the final in Sevilla), I had an offer. I had left for two years, and the great Cruyff asked who is this coach, who is this player. At the time, he was a coach at Ajax. He was at that Champions Cup final and noticed my evolution”, said Anghel Iordănescu, at ProSport Live.

Retired from activity and second to Emeric Ienei, Anghel Iordănescu (36 years old) was put on the game sheet by the coach from Oradea to complete the team after Tudorel Stoica had missed the final, being suspended. In the 72nd minute of the meeting in Seville, Iordănescu was introduced in place of the late Lucian Bălan.

Andrei Preotu’s adventure began as early as 1996, when he was Ovidiu Ioanițoaia’s guest at the “European Process”. In 2006 he arrived at Fanatik, his first job. Then, he signed with NewsIn. After the adventure at OnlineSport, there followed a period of almost ten years in which … read more

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