Olaroiu's future with the Red Knights still up in the air

Olaroius future with the Red Knights still up in the air
Olaroiu says he doesn't know what the future holds for him.

By James Jose

Published: Fri 6 May 2016, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 7 May 2016, 12:04 AM

Al Ahli coach Cosmin Olaroiu's future is still up in the air with the Romanian not confirming or denying whether he will remain with the Red Knights or move elsewhere.
The 46-year-old, who guided the Al Quasis club to a seventh Arabian Gulf League title this season, his second League crown with the Red Knights since joining them in 2013, had said after the home fixture against Bani Yas that he works where he is appreciated. The former Al Ain coach had also listed out what they had achieved, while also thanking his players and wishing the best to them and the club and whoever replaces him.
And on Friday, in the lead-up to their final League fixture of the season against demoted Al Shaab at the Rashid Stadium on Sunday night, Olaroiu said he doesn't know what the future holds for him.
"Who cares about this, I do not think there are many people who care about this," Olariou said when asked about the remarks he had made earlier.
 "There are many possibilities that exist. Maybe the club doesn't want to continue with me. That possibility exists as well. There are many possibilities in the world of football," he added.
 Al Ahli team supervisor Abdulmajeed Hussein had said then that Olaroiu's outburst may have been because he was upset with the refereeing.
 "In the game against Bani Yas, the elbowing incident happened right in front of me and I told the referee about it. The incident could have turned out to be dangerous and the Ismail Al Hammadi could have got injured. But instead, the referee sent me away to the stands, which was strange," Olaroiu said.
 In the current scenario, Olaroiu has been linked with Abu Dhabi club Al Jazira as well as a possible return to Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, who he had coached from 2007 to 2009. There were also rumours that he would coach the UAE team but the UAE Football Association squashed those rumours.
 And Olaroiu said he hadn't received any offers.
"I heard that I have received offers, but I have not received any offers yet. I swear that I have not received any offer to go and train any other team. Problems exist everywhere and this is normal and I prefer to keep it to myself. There are some people who are not satisfied with the results that we have achieved. But what can I do? I have five trophies and made four finals. Now we have one more and I hope to win the sixth. I know and I hear that some people are not very happy with this," he said. - james@khaleejtimes.com




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