Edward Iordanescu to take over CSKA Sofia as coach
Romanian coach Edward Iordanescu, son of former national team coach Anghel Iordanescu, has been appointed coach of the Bulgarian football team CSKA Sofia in an attempt to revive their fortunes following a mediocre start to the season, the Bulgarian club reported on Wednesday.
The 38-year-old Edward Iordanescu is to replace Hristo Yanev, who resigned on Sunday, a day after CSKA drew 1-1 away against Pirin Blagoevgrad.
CSKA, determined to end Ludogorets’s domestic domination and win the football league title, have made a shaky start to the campaign, including a 1-0 defeat at newcomers Vereya.
CSKA Sofia are fourth in the standings with seven points, three points behind surprise leaders Cherno More Varna.
Edward Iordanescu played for several teams in Romania including: Unirea Focşani, Rapid, Petrolul Ploieşti and FC Vaslui. He also had spells abroad in Greece, and Cyprus with Panionios and Alki Larnaca.
He retired in 2004, in order to begin studying to become a coach. He studied in Italy, Spain and England.
After Ilie Dumitrescu announced his resignation, pointing out that he cannot stay where he is not wanted, Steaua’s assistant Edi Iordănescu took over as interim coach.
His first full job as a head coach came at Liga III team Fortuna Brazi. He took control of the team in January 2013, but after he missed out on promotion, he resigned.
On June 20, 2013, Iordănescu signed a contract with FCM Târgu Mureș, in Liga II, with the clear target to promote to Liga I. In October 2013, he resigned.
From December 2014, Iordănescu was the head coach of Pandurii Târgu Jiu. He guided his side to the 2014–15 League Cup final.