|Full name||Edward Iordănescu|
|Date of birth||16 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|CFR Cluj (manager)|
|2014–2016||Pandurii Târgu Jiu|
|2019–2020||Gaz Metan Mediaș|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Edward Iordănescu (Romanian pronunciation: [jordəˈnesku] ; born 16 June 1978) is a Romanian professional football manager and former player. He was until recently in charge of Liga I side CFR Cluj. Iordănescu is the eldest son of former international player and coach Anghel Iordănescu.
Iordănescu's adventure with Steaua began in early 1984. At the early age of six, he was taken along by his father to watch games at the Ghencea Stadium. He sat next to Alin Stoica, the son of Tudorel. They began playing together during warm-ups and half-time, when the players would pass them the ball. After playing for CSA Steaua București's youth teams, Iordănescu was promoted to the first team in 1996 along with his former teammate Alin Stoica. After finding out how difficult it was to make an impact at the first-team level, he left Steaua for Sportul Studențesc.
Among others, Iordănescu played as a midfielder for several teams in Romania including Unirea Focşani, Rapid București, Petrolul Ploieşti and Vaslui. He also had spells abroad in Greece and Cyprus with Panionios and Alki Larnaca.
Iordănescu retired in 2004, in order to begin studying to become a coach. He took courses in Italy, Spain and England.
After Ilie Dumitrescu announced his resignation from his role as Steaua București manager in 2010, pointing out that he cannot stay where he is not wanted, Iordănescu took over as interim coach.
On 20 June 2013, Iordănescu signed a contract with Liga II side FCM Târgu Mureș with the clear target to promote to Liga I. In October 2013, he resigned.
In December 2014, Iordănescu was named head coach of Pandurii Târgu Jiu. He guided his side to the final of the 2014–15 Cupa Ligii competition.
On 24 August 2016, Iordănescu was unveiled as the new head coach of Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia.Polish side Lech Poznań were also interested in hiring Iordănescu. On 27 November 2016, following a 1–1 home draw against Vereya, he resigned from his duties.
On 8 June 2017, he was appointed manager of Liga I club Astra Giurgiu.On 2 April 2018, his contract with the club was terminated after a mutual agreement.
On 13 June 2018, Iordănescu signed a three-year deal with CFR Cluj, replacing Dan Petrescu who left for Guizhou Hengfeng.He won his first trophy as a manager on 15 July, as his new side defeated Universitatea Craiova 1–0 in the Supercupa României.
|Fortuna Brazi||3 February 2013||5 May 2013||10||5||4||1||20||10||+10||50.00|
|ASA Târgu Mureș||20 June 2013||2 January 2014||10||3||4||3||15||10||+5||30.00|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||16 December 2014||20 June 2016||52||25||13||14||75||57||+18||48.08|
|CSKA Sofia||24 August 2016||27 November 2016||12||5||3||4||14||9||+5||41.67|
|Astra Giurgiu||8 June 2017||2 April 2018||35||15||10||10||46||35||+11||42.86|
|CFR Cluj||13 June 2018||26 July 2018||3||1||1||1||2||1||+1||33.33|
|Gaz Metan Mediaș||7 January 2019||2 June 2020||47||22||12||13||63||47||+16||46.81|
|CFR Cluj||4 December 2020||-||15||10||3||2||25||8||+17||66.67|
Pandurii Târgu Jiu
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