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Victor Piturca quits Romania post to join Saudi Arabian club

Victor Piturca steps down as Romania coach to join Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.

Victor Piturca has resigned from his position as Romania manager to take charge of Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.

The Romanian Football Association issued a statement claiming that the 58-year-old's contract had been cancelled "by mutual consent", but the Middle Eastern outfit later announced his arrival on Twitter.

"The Romanian Football Federation and Victor Piturca have cancelled today, October 16 2014, by mutual consent, the contract for the post of coach of the Romanian national team and the contracts of the other members of coaching staff," said the Romanian Football Federation.

Piturca's departure comes just days after Romania moved into second place in their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 2-0 win against Finland.

Al Ittihad were previously linked with a move for Neil Lennon before the former Celtic boss was appointed as manager of Bolton Wanderers.

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Romania's Vlad Chiriches celebrates the 0-1 goal by team mate Bogdan Stancu during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group F qualifying football match Finland vs Romania in Helsinki, Finland on October 14, 2014
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