Viorel Moldovan, the Romanian national team’s deputy coach, has signed a two-season contract with the second league team in France, Auxerre, which ended the championship on eighth place and which has sacked coach Jean Luc Vanuchi.
Auxerre announced on the official website that Viorel Moldovan is coming. “We welcome the new coach,” wrote the French.
Viorel Moldovan won the Romanian Cup (2006 – Rapid Bucharest), the Championship of Switzerland (1998 – Grasshoppers Zurich), the Championship of France (2001 – FC Nantes).
Viorel Dinu Moldovan (born 8 July 1972 in Bistrița) is a retired Romanian football forward. He was an important player for the Romanian national team in the 1990s. He is currently the assistant coach of the Romanian national team – according to Wikipedia.org.
At club level, Moldovan played for Gloria Bistrița (1990–93), Dinamo București (1993–95), Neuchâtel Xamax (1995–96), Grasshoppers (1996–98), Coventry City (1998), Fenerbahçe (1998–2000), Nantes (2000–04), Servette (2004–05), FCU Politehnica Timișoara (2005), and Rapid București (2005–2007).
The most successful years of his career were playing for Neuchâtel Xamax and Grasshoppers between 1996 and 1998 in Switzerland (he was the Swiss Super League top scorer in 1996 and 1997), for Fenerbahçe between 1998 and 2000 and for Nantes between 2000 and 2004. He was a key player when Nantes won the French Ligue 1 in 2001. During his brief spell in England with Coventry City he scored twice, once in the FA Cup, scoring the winner against local rivals Aston Villa, and once in the league against Crystal Palace.
Moldovan was capped 70 times for Romania, scoring 25 goals. He represented his country at Euro 96, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored goals against England and Tunisia in the first round, and Euro 2000.