Mircea Rednic

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Mircea Rednic
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Rednic at a press conference in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-04-09) 9 April 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth Hunedoara, Romania
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1976–1979 Corvinul Hunedoara
1979–1980 Luceafărul București
Senior career*
1980–1983 Corvinul Hunedoara 96 (6)
1983–1990 Dinamo București 212 (21)
1990–1991 Bursaspor 15 (0)
1991–1996 Standard Liège 140 (3)
1996–1997 Sint-Truidense 10 (0)
1997–2000 Rapid București 89 (2)
National team
1981–1991 [1] Romania 83 (2)
Teams managed
2000–2001 Rapid București
2001 FCM Bacău
2002–2003 Rapid București
2004 Al-Nassr
2004–2005 Universitatea Craiova
2005–2006 FC Vaslui
2006–2007 Dinamo București
2007–2008 Rapid București
2008–2009 Dinamo București
2009–2010 Alania Vladikavkaz
2010–2011 Khazar Lankaran
2012 Astra Ploiești
2012 Petrolul Ploiești
2012–2013 Standard Liège
2013 CFR Cluj
2013–2014 Gent
2015 Petrolul Ploiești
2015–2016 Dinamo București
2016–2018 Excel Mouscron
2018 Al-Faisaly
2018–2019 Dinamo București
2020 Politehnica Iași
2020–2021 Viitorul
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mircea Rednic (born 9 April 1962) is a Romanian football manager and former defender.


Playing career

Born in Hunedoara, Rednic started to play in the country's first division Divizia A in 1980, for Corvinul Hunedoara. In 1983, he transferred to FC Dinamo Bucuresti, where he spent most of his playing career, until 1991. There he won two championships, three cups and reached the semi-finals of the European Champions' Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup. He was capped 83 times and scored 2 goals for the Romanian national team between 1981 and 1991. He also represented his country at the 1984 European Football Championship and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

International goals

129 July 1984 Stadionul 23 August, Iaşi, Romania Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1–04–2 Friendly
226 May 1990 Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1–22–2Friendly

Coaching career

After he retired, Rednic started working as a coach with Rapid Bucharest. He then moved to FCM Bacău, and in 2002 he returned to Rapid. He won Romania's First League (Liga 1) title in the 2002–03 season with Rapid. He was sacked the next season, and after a break, Rednic signed with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr where he spent a few months. He then returned in Romania's First League as Universitatea Craiova's manager in 2004–05 season. He was later manager of FC Vaslui. In 2006–07 he moved to Dinamo Bucureşti. He had an impressive season with Dinamo after which he won the Romania's First League once again. He quit from Dinamo after a bad start of the 2007–2008 season (Dinamo did not manage to qualify in Champions League group stage after a 2–4 aggregate loss with Lazio) on 2 September 2007.

On 9 October 2007 he signed a 4-year contract with Rapid Bucharest. He resigned in March 2008. He was appointed the new manager of Dinamo Bucureşti in the Summer of 2008. From July 2010 until December 2011, he managed Khazar Lankaran in Azerbaijan.

In March 2012, Rednic came back to Romania where he signed a contract with Astra Ploieşti until the end of the season. [2] The team finished 12th in Liga I and Rednic decided not to continue with Astra. Instead, he moved to their biggest rivals, Petrolul Ploieşti. [3]

On October 2012, Rednic signed a contract with his former club Standard. His objective in Liège was to reach Europe after an unconvincing start of former coach, eight place in twelve rounds. [4] He made his debut behind Les Rouches bench after his players were able to defeat Genk on the road (2–0) for the first time since 2008.

Rednic was sacked at the end of the season after the emphatic 7–1 aggregate win over Gent in the play-off for Europa League qualification. [5] He explicitly attributed his sacking to a conflict between him and club's chairman Roland Duchâtelet who wanted a "marionette" instead of a coach. [6] Instead of Rednic, neither Vercauteren nor Girard has been appointed but the Israel national under-21 team coach Guy Luzon. [7]

On 14 June 2013, Rednic became the new head coach of CFR Cluj. [8] He ended his contract by mutual agreement only two months later after winning only one game from the first four played in the championship.

On 1 October 2013, it was announced that Rednic moved to Gent to replace Víctor Fernández. [9]

In 2015, he decided to come back in Romania to coach Petrolul Ploieşti. At the end of the season, Rednic returned to Dinamo, the club where Rednic played for 8 years, between 1983 and 1991. He replaced Flavius Stoican, after the derby match against Steaua Bucharest.

In December 2020, he became head coach of FC Viitorul. [10] He was sacked after 18 games and only two wins. [11]


Player honours

Dinamo Bucureşti
Standard Liége
Rapid Bucureşti

Managerial honours

Rapid Bucureşti
Dinamo Bucureşti
Khazar Lankaran

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  4. "L'objectif de Rednic: "Un ticket pour l'Europe"" (in French). RTL.be. 29 March 2013.
  5. "Standard speelt Gent weg: 7-0" (in Dutch). Het Laatste Nieuws. 26 May 2013.
  6. "Rednic se revoltă: "E penibil dacă Adrian Cristea este motivul renunţării la mine! Duchatelet are nevoie de o marionetă"" (in Romanian). Prosport. 28 May 2013.
  7. "Guy Luzon est le nouvel entraineur du Standard" (in French). DH.be. 27 May 2013.
  8. "Prezentarea oficiala a noului antrenor al CFR-ului, Mircea Rednic!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj Official Website. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013.
  9. "Rednic moet AA Gent uit het slop halen" (in Dutch). Sporza.be. 1 October 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013.
  10. "Mircea Rednic, prima reacție după ce a devenit antrenor la Viitorul. Ce l-a convins să semneze și obiectivele propuse" (in Romanian). digisport.ro. 2 December 2020.
  11. "Hagi l-a dat afară pe Mircea Rednic! Comunicatul clubului" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 9 April 2021.