Petrescu stays in Krasnodar till 2015

Russian Premier League side Kuban Krasnodar have extended their contract with Romanian head coach Dan Petrescu until June 2015.

The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday in the headquarters of the Krasnodar Region’s administration.

“Since the start of the season Kuban has shown self-sacrificing and passionate performance, and fully deserved to be in the top-eight zone,” stated head of the Krasnodar region Aleksandr Tkachev.

“And now playing against the best teams in Russia they look decent,” he added.

The reasons behind Kuban’s interest in Petrescu are obvious – the specialist led the team to the Russian top division last year, produced a shock securing a berth in the top eight, and won the Russian Premier League Manager of the Year award in 2011.

Petrescu himself says he is happy to stay with the team for the next few years.

“I’m happy in Krasnodar, I’m happy to lead the team, with which we have traveled a great way and continue to look forward. I’m thankful to the club’s president and investors, to players and fans, which were superb this year,” he said, adding: “My dream is to help Kuban play in Europe, and I will try my best to fulfill it.”

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