Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu joins Al Wahda as coach

Former Romania international moves to Al Nahyan Stadium to take over reins of reserve team

FC Pune City  forward  Adrian Mutu (2R) vies for the ball with Atletico-de-Kolkata's defender Arnab Mandal (C) during the Indian Super League (ISL) football match between Atletico-de-Kolkata and FC Pune City at The Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata on November 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP PHOTO / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR

Former Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has joined Arabian Gulf League side Al Wahda, the club has announced in a statement.

Mutu, who has played for such European clubs as Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan, has been hired to take charge of the Abu Dhabi-based club's reserve team.

“Al Wahda football club announce the contract with the Romanian coach Adrian Mutu with the 39-year-old to take over the training of the reserve team,” a club statement said.

“Mutu is a great addition to the team. His football record includes many team achievements and numbers. He has already represented the Romanian team and a number of European clubs as a football player.”

Mutu, who has scored 160 goals in 439 club appearances, also played for Romania 77 times during a 13-year period starting in 2000. He scored 25 goals for his national team.

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