The Romanian Laszlo Bölöni is the new trainer of the French FC Metz, which was relegated to Ligue 2 last season, the club announced on Thursday.
The now 69-year-old Bölöni was fired from AA Gent on September 14, 2020 after barely 25 days of service. The Romanian worked for Antwerp for the three seasons before, with two fourth places in the Jupiler Pro League as the best results. He then went to work at Panathinaikos, where he was kicked out in May last year. After that he was without a club. He also spent some time with PAOK in Greece in 2011-2012.
In Belgium he had his greatest triumphs with Standard (2008-2010). In his first season at Sclessin, the Romanian captured the league title. In the second year, the quarterfinals were reached in the Europa League. Also on his record is a double (title and cup) with Sporting Lisbon in 2002. Bölöni also worked in France for Nancy, Rennes, Monaco and Lens and he briefly headed the Romanian national team. As a player, he won the European Cup for national champions in 1986 with Steaua Bucharest.