Friday, 10th June, 2011 

Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi has been named as the new coach of the country’s national team.

The legendary midfielder was last in charge of Turkish giants Galatasaray, however a series of poor results saw him sacked by the Istanbul club towards the end of March.

Hagi takes over a Romania side struggling to rediscover former glories, although a 3-0 home victory over Bosnia last weekend provided a welcome boost. 

Still well off the pace in Group D in qualifying for Euro 2012 however, Hagi will have to navigate a way past France, Belarus and Bosnia, with all three teams sitting above Romania in the table.

Hagi’s legendary status though as the greatest Romanian to have ever played the game, should provide the squad with extra confidence as he remains an idol for many of the current crop.

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