Decision about Daum will be made next week
Will Christoph Daum remain coach of the Romanian national team after qualifying? The answer to this question will only be known to the German in a few days’ time. Razvan Burleanu, President of the Romanian Football Association FRF, said on Thursday that the Technical Commission will discuss Monday’s reactions to the failed qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. According to Burleanu, however, the Executive Committee will not decide on Daum’s future until Thursday or Friday,”Like all Romanians, I am very disappointed that we missed the qualification. I also told Mr Daum that,”Burleanu said:”He is also very disappointed, but one thing is clear: Mr Daum is a full professional:” The President will support every decision of the Executive Committee, including an immediate dismissal of the 63-year-old. Daum’s contract ends after the qualifying end in December 2017, and according to Burleanu, there are no other clauses: with a 1-0 defeat in Montenegro on Monday, the Romanians lost their last chance at the final round in Russia. Daum has been criticized for a long time, the fans and media in Romania are demanding the replacement of the former master coach from Stuttgart.