Most of the teams that will develop in the new season of League 2 have started training, among them Metaloglobus Bucharest, which in the last edition ranked 10th in the regular season, and 2nd in a row in the first group of progressive play.
The band from the capital has already made several moves this summer, including at the helm of the art bank. Metalloglobs broke up with coach Nikolai Gregor and reached an agreement with Eugene Trika.
Among the players he has followed up with are the Heria Brothers, André Long or Andre Sen, and among those who have left are Liviu Mihai or Iulian Roro.
Nikolai Gregor split from Metalloglobs
He called Metaloglobs to meet in preparation for the new League 2 season on July 20 and had 22 players in the first training session. In the first week, the team was led by Jijel Koeman, who would be the second coach on Eugene Trica’s crew.
On Monday 27 June, the Bucharest team entered the hands of new coach Eugen Trica who replaced Nicolae Gregor (39).
“I naturally terminated the contract with Nikolai Gregor, I did not have a good relationship, but it is very good, in this way I really thank him again for how I cooperated. However, the owner of the club decided not to extend his contract. I have nothing but nice words to say, frankly, but That’s what happened, the owner did not want to prolong it ”he said to Liga2.roMarius Porco, President of the Metaloglobus Club.
Thus, Gregor separates from Metalloglobos after a whole season in which the team was prepared from the Panteleimon district of Bucharest.
Eugene Trica returns to the bench for a team from Bucharest
Former head coach of Vitorol Pandori Targu Jiu, another second-league team, Eugene Trikou (45), was Metalloglobos’s pick. He signed a contract that is valid for one season and his first goal will be to qualify the team in the playoffs, that is, to occupy one of the 1-6 positions after the first 19 stages, those of the regular season.
“I would say Eugene Trika is an experienced coach in League Two, a coach that I hope will bow to a structure and think of Metalloglobos, a coach who by nature burns off the bench, in the good sense of the word, and I think that is something we lost in the last season. He is a coach that I hope will arrive Metalloglobos with him to the playoffs, where he wanted it for two years”announced, Liga2.roMarius Porco.
By what he says about Trică, Marius Burcă also means what Nicolae Grigore lacks in order to persist in Metaloglobus. This was also one of the reasons Gregor split from Rapid after just a few games: his attitude was so calm and kind in his new capacity as head coach.
Trico also coached a team in Bucharest, at Juventus, between June 2012 and April 2013, as well as in 2014.
In the second league, Trisch also coached Juventus Bucharest, Utah Arad, Metalul Richa, Sportol Snagov, “FCU” Craiova, Torres Oltul Turno Mogorelli and Vitorol Pandori Targo Gio. He led the latter twice in the recently ended season, in 12 games, between stages 8-13 and 17-19, in the regular season, respectively 1-4, in play.
Jijel Koeman and Ovidiu Hiria are the second coaches of Tricho’s crew
Eugene Trica’s technical staff at Metaloglobus includes Jijel Koeman and Ovidiu Hieria, as second coaches, the latter going on as player, Daniel Stancio, goalkeeper coach, Florin Drogici, as physical coach, and Bogdan Aceci, as team manager.
“Ovidiu Herea also holds the position of second coach. Even if the extension is signed, it is still under the player’s contract, but he also has the position of second coach”Burky said.
The most important achievement of Eugen Trica as head coach was promotion in League 2 with FC U “Craiova, in 2020, respectively, promotion in League 1 also with FC U” Craiova, in 2021.
The Heria brothers continue with Metalloglobos, Livio Mihai and Iulian Roro, among those who left
Among the players we continue with are Andre Sava, Daniel Long, George Caramalo, George Gavrilay, Claudio Herria, Ovidiu Herria and Andre Sen.
“The vast majority of the players I spoke with, from the old guard, if I may say so, signed the contract extension. Players with old cases in League One and Two, players with experience. The underage players have to come in, some of them are already, but we We’re still looking. There are a lot of underage kids in exams and they need to be seen.”said the president of the Metaloglobus club, who also said that, for the time being, no transfer has been made.
Regarding the parting, the contract has expired and the players will not continue with Metaloglobus: Claudiu Borțoneanu (returned to FC Voluntari), Andrei Florescu (returned to Dinamo), Claudiu Negoescu (returned to UTA), Ionuț Sîrbu (returned to U Craiova) or Liviu Mihai or Iulian Roșu.
Camp in Braشوفov and three opponents are currently set for friendlies this summer
For this summer’s training program, Metaloglobus has already started training again for a week and a half, and on Saturday it will play its first friendly match.
On July 2, the Bucharest team will meet in Clinceni, from 11:00, the newly promoted Liga 2 Progresul Spartac. In a week, on July 9, Metaloglobus will measure its strength with Concordia Chiajna.
Then, between July 11 and 22, the division climbed from the district of Panteleimon to a camp in Brasov, the exact location of which will be determined in the coming days. There, Metaloglobus aims to play three friendlies, currently only one opponent is selected. Even on the last day of training, on July 22, he will meet another newly promoted to League 2, at SC Oțelul Galați.
After returning home, the team from Bucharest will play two more matches to check, one on July 27 and the other on July 30. At the moment, opponents are not created, because the draw for the new season program of League 2 is expected.
The new season of League 2 starts on August 6th.