Getafe urge coach Contra to go

2014-12-17 15:01
La Liga (File)

Bucharest - Financially-troubled Getafe have urged their Romanian coach Cosmin Contra to accept Chinese side Guangzhou R&F's job offer and help the La Liga club to raise funds.

"I'm the only one at Getafe who has an offer, they want to sell me in China," Contra, who took over at the Spanish club in March, told local media. "They suggested I should help the club.

"I know the problems and I would do that for the club which is going through some pretty bad financial times."

Guangzhou R&F finished third in this year's Chinese Super League to qualify for next year's Asian Champions League second preliminary round.

The manager's job at Guangzhou R&F became vacant after much-travelled Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson quit last month.

"They (Guangzhou R&F) are offering me a salary, which is five times bigger than the one I have at Getafe," said former Romania international Contra, adding that the Spanish club want him back in two years.

Madrid-based Getafe are 13th in La Liga with 16 points from 15 matches, five points above the relegation zone.

Contra made a bright start to his coaching career and led Petrolul Ploiesti to the Romanian Cup in 2013.

The 39-year-old, capped 73 times by Romania between 1996 and 2010, enjoyed a successful playing career abroad with several clubs including AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Getafe.

Read more on:    la liga  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.