Mihai Teja

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Mihai Teja
Personal information
Full name Mihai Răzvan Teja
Date of birth (1978-09-22) 22 September 1978 (age 44)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1997 Steaua București
Teams managed
2000–2003 Dinamo București (youth)
2004–2005 Dinamo II București (fitness coach)
2005–2006 FC Vaslui (fitness coach)
2006–2007 Dinamo București (assistant)
2007–2010 Steaua București (assistant)
2010–2011 Khazar Lankaran (assistant)
2012 Astra Ploiești (assistant)
2012 Petrolul Ploiești (assistant)
2012–2013 Standard Liège (assistant)
2013 Astra Giurgiu (assistant)
2013–2014 Universitatea Cluj
2014 Romania U21
2015 Dinamo București
2015–2016 Universitatea Cluj
2017 Excel Mouscron (assistant)
2017 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2018 Gaz Metan Mediaș
2018–2019 FCSB
2019 Politehnica Iași
2020 Voluntari
2021 Gaz Metan Mediaș
2022 Botoșani

Mihai Răzvan Teja (born 22 September 1978) is a Romanian professional football manager and former player.


Club career

After Teja finished his youth years at Steaua București and was starting to be integrated into the first team squad, he was diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, a heart disorder that did not allow him to play professional sports, thus he had to put and end to his playing career without making a single appearance. [1]

Coaching career

Teja decided to finish his studies and got a master's degree and a doctorate at the National University of Physical Education and Sport. [2] While at college, he returned to football and joined Dinamo București, where he became youth coach at the club's academy. While there, he met Walter Zenga, [1] who recommended him to Coverciano, where he got degrees as a football manager and a fitness coach.

After Coverciano, he returned to Dinamo, where he was assistant manager at the second team of the club. In 2006, Teja began a collaboration with Mircea Rednic, helping him as assistant and fitness coach at FC Vaslui and Dinamo București. [3] After that he moved to Steaua București, where he was the assistant coach of Marius Lăcătuș, Dorinel Munteanu and Cristiano Bergodi. [4]

In 2010, after Ilie Dumitrescu was named the head coach of Steaua and came with his own technical staff, Teja left the club and was reunited with Mircea Rednic, at Khazar Lankaran. They returned to Romania in 2012, at Petrolul Ploiești, and then they moved to Belgium, at Standard Liège. In 2013, Teja separated from Rednic and joined Astra Giurgiu, under the management of Daniel Isăilă. [5]

Managerial career

He made his debut as head coach at the Liga I side Universitatea Cluj in October 2013. [6] He ended his contract in September 2014.

In November 2014, Teja was appointed head coach of the Romania national under-21 team. [7] He managed the team for a friendly game against Serbia U21, in Belgrade, won by Romania 1–0. [8] After only one game in charge, he ended his contract with the Romanian Football Federation. In January 2015, Teja signed a contract with Dinamo București, but was sacked only two months later. [9]

In December 2018, after a good first half of the season with Gaz Metan Mediaș, Teja accepted a one and a half year contract offer from FCSB, following the departure of former coach Nicolae Dică. [10]

On 9 January 2020, Teja replaced Bergodi as the head coach of Liga I side Voluntari. [11]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 8 November 2022 [12]
Flag of Romania.svg Universitatea Cluj 23 October 20133 September 201430145113029+1046.67
Flag of Romania.svg Romania U21 6 November 201419 December 2014110010+1100.00
Flag of Romania.svg Dinamo București 7 January 201512 March 2015520377+0040.00
Flag of Romania.svg Universitatea Cluj 29 October 201513 April 2016171052257+18058.82
Flag of Romania.svg Pandurii Târgu Jiu 17 July 20176 August 2017101000+0000.00
Flag of Romania.svg Gaz Metan Mediaș 1 July 201827 December 2018237882431−7030.43
Flag of Romania.svg FCSB 27 December 201821 May 2019159512711+16060.00
Flag of Romania.svg Politehnica Iași 10 June 201923 December 20192477102630−4029.17
Flag of Romania.svg Voluntari 9 January 202023 December 202035146154548−3040.00
Flag of Romania.svg Gaz Metan Mediaș 1 February 202115 September 20212877142732−5025.00
Flag of Romania.svg FC Botoșani 15 June 202210 November 2022185761522−7027.78

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