New Al Wasl coach Laurentiu Reghecampf has vowed to drag the surprise Arabian Gulf League strugglers “out of their crisis” and back to the good times.
Reghecampf, 43, has taken over a side that finished third last term under Rodolfo Arruabarrena, but find themselves one place and two points above the drop zone at the winter break. Ex-Bolivia international Gustavo Quinteros was sacked on October 20 and caretaker boss Hassan Al Abdouli could not correct their alarming descent prior to stepping aside late last month.
This means a steep task awaits the former Romania midfielder, who was only sacked by Al Wahda – with whom he won the President’s Cup, Arabian Gulf Cup and finished second in 2017/18 – during November.
“I am very happy to take over the task of training Al Wasl,” said the Romanian, whose inked a renewable six-month deal.
“I refuse to talk about the other offers I received, it is my pleasure in choosing to train Wasl and my desire is to work with the players as soon as possible to get the team out of their crisis in the Arabian Gulf League.
“I am not concerned about the pressures that will come in the next period as I like to work under pressure.
“The current status of Wasl is just a passing phase and we will return to the status that suits us as one of the largest clubs in the UAE.”
No dates have been set yet for second half of the campaign.
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