Following the signing of Raphael Varane from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, English Premier League giants Manchester United now have themselves one of the best central defensive pairing in the league. United had one of the best defensive records in the league last season but their central defenders still showed some signs of being shaky sometimes and it cost them some goals and then some points eventually. United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær identified that area as one of the places to improve on this summer and he has now signed a new player to partner with Harry Maguire at the heart of the club’s defense in Raphael Varane.
Varane’s transfer to United was confirmed last week as the club’s reached an agreement for the transfer of the player for around £43 million after some days of being locked in transfer negotiations. The French defender will travel to England later this week to complete his medicals and then put pen to paper to sign his new de which is expected to run through four years, with an option to extend for a further year. Continue reading “CHIVU: MAGUIRE – VARANE PARTNERSHIP WILL WORK WELL FOR UNITED”→
Romanian football legend Christian Chivu has been a coach since he made the decision to call it a day with his football career at Inter Milan in 2014. He was with the Nerazzuri for seven years before his retirement. He worked with European football body UEFA as a technical observer for some time before he took up a coaching role with one of the Inter Milan youth teams in 2018.
Christian Chivu was made the Inter Milan u-14 coach having completed his coaching license in Italy in 2017. He was the u-14 coach with the Nerazzuri for the duration of one year before he was elevated to take the u-17 team. Continue reading “CHIVU COACHING CAREER REVEALED”→
Former Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu has revealed that he believes that his former side are beginning to climb back up the ladder to being recognized as one of the biggest clubs in the world. The Italian Serie A giants were crowned the league’s Champions after a spectacular season that saw them lift the league crown after a very long time. Firmer Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte was assigned and handed the responsibility of bringing the club back to their glory days and although they were a bit unlucky in Europe, they were superb in the Serie A last season.
The club’s striker Romelu Lukaku was signed by Conte from Manchester United in 2019 and the Belgian international attacker was the club’s star player as he scored more goals than any other player in the club and ended the season only second to Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the top scorers’ list. Continue reading “CHIVU: INTER MILAN ARE GRADUALLY COMING BACK”→
Inter Milan youth coach Cristian Chivuplayed for AS Roma for a period of four years between 2003 and 2007. The 40-year-old joined the Italian Serie A club at a time there was financial doubts hovering over the team. AS Roma had an enormous debt at the time but they were still able to secure the signing of Cristian Chivu for €18m.
Roma signed Chivu from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam in September 2003. Cristian Chivuwas a regular in the AS Roma team though his appearances were limited by several injury problems. His four-year spell at Roma came to and end in the summer of 2007 shortly after winning the Coppa Italia title with the team. Continue reading “CHIVU: ROMA CAREER EXAMINED”→
Every football fan would most likely have a list of a couple of players their darling club tried but failed to sign at some point. Chelsea in particular have come close to signing a couple of great players in the past who, for one reason or another, they were not able to sign.
According to a recent report, one of the players Chelsea failed to sign is former Inter Milan and Romania defender Christian Chivu. The former Serie A defender is a legend of the game and was a defensive maestro during his playing career. He is one person any Chelsea fan would clearly have loved for the club to sign given the circumstances. Continue reading “CHELSEA ALMOST SIGNED CHIVU IN 2006”→
Christian enjoyed a relatively good career especially at club football level and he was able to retire as a legend for Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A. He started his club career at CSM Resita before he played some first team games for the club between 1997/98. Christian Chivu scored two goals in 24 games for the first team at CSM Resita in the league before he signed for FC UniversitateaCraiova for the 1998/99 season. Christian Chivu netted three times in 32 league games for the club before he left to move abroad for the first time in his career. His first club outside Romania was Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie. Ex-Romanian national team player Chivu was at Ajax Amsterdam for four seasons before Italian Serie A capital club AS Roma were inspired to pay €18m for his services. AS Roma saw the quality in Christian Chivu and they were able to prise the utility defender away from the Dutch league. Christian Chivu was a versatile defender during his career as he can play as a left-back or as a left-sided centre back.
Inter Milan coach Christian Chivu was an important player for his country during his professional career. The 40-year-old represented Romania for over a decade though his generation was unable to hit the heights reached by the Gheorghe Hagi generation. Hagi was the main player for Romania as they reached the quarterfinals at the FIFA World Cup tournament in the United States of America.
Romania stunned previous World Cup finalists Argentina in the second round. Argentina were without the banned Diego Maradona and they could not cope as they lost 3-2 to the Romanians. Romania and Sweden were involved in a thrilling four-goal game in the quarterfinals. The two nations played out a 2-2 draw at the end of both regulation time and extra time before Sweden triumphed during penalty shootout. Continue reading “CHRISTIAN CHIVU: COUNTRY CAREER EXPOSED”→
Christian Chivu is undoubtedly one of the best players of Romanian football in the last two decades. Since his retirement from football at Inter Milan six years ago, Christian Chivu has opted for a career in management. Christian Chivu has been a coach at Inter Milan since he called time on his football career. He has since coaches three youth teams at Inter Milan. ChristianChivu was the coach for the u-14 team at Inter Milan from 2018 to 2019. He was then promoted to the Inter u-17 team from 2019 to 2020.Christian Chivu is now the u-18 team coach at Inter Milan having assumed the role last year. Christian Chivu has impressed a great deal as an Inter Milan coach.
Chivu, 40, enjoyed a fantastic playing careerand he’s on course to achieve a similar status as far as his coaching career but it’s still early doors. He has managed for just two years at Inter Milan. The Nerazzurioffered him the chance to start his career as a coach and he’s taking it both hands as things stand. Continue reading “CHRISTIAN CHIVU: LEAGUE STATS REVEALED”→
Inter Milan legend Cristian Chivu is delighted that he didn’t face the attacking duo of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez during his playing career. The former Romanian international built a career for himself as an efficient left-back who can also play comfortably at centreback. Cristian Chivu talked about the Inter Milan strikeforce of Belgian international Lukaku and Argentine national team player Martinez while speaking to the club’s official TV station.
Cristian Chivu praised the impact of the two attackers in the last two seasons as he revealed that defenders must have a nightmare in dealing with the two players. He expressed his delight that he didn’t cross paths with the two attackers during his playing career which ended in 2014. Continue reading “CHIVU DELIGHTED HE DIDN’T FACE DUO”→
For many fans and pundits, it wasn’t a surprise as the Romanian international saw his stock with Inter-Milan declined over the years following his series of injuries that had rendered him a shell of the player that fans grown to admire for his all-action shows for the club.
The 2010 Champions League winner started his professional career with two clubs in his country (Universitatea Craiova and Resita), where he developed defensive prowess. Chivu got a transfer to Dutch giants Ajax shortly before celebrating his 19th birthday in 1999. At Ajax, under manager Ronald Koeman, who later appointed him the club captain, he started to establish himself as a free-kick prodigy, something that would later come in handy at various points in his career. Continue reading “HOW CRISTIAN CHIVU STOPPED RONALDO AND ROONEY”→