Marius Lacatus to become Steaua coach again

Former Romania international Marius Lacatus is to become Steaua

Bucharest coach for the third time.

Mediafax news agency reports that Lacatus returned to Romania

Monday to take over the football team which has struggled to find a

long-term manager in recent years.

Steaua has been in disarray after a string of coaches came and

went amid tensions with the club owner Gigi Becali. In an article

published Tuesday by daily Gandul, Becali confirmed Lacatus’s


Becali is notorious for his hands-on approach to the team. In

2007 he forced Gheorghe Hagi to resign after publicly deriding the

former star’s abilities and claiming the right to interfere in

naming the team’s lineup.