The “war” between the two teams from Craiova continues! Mihai Rotaru and Marcel Pușcaș contracted live on TV

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Mihai Rotaru: “Mr. Mititelu’s team has no coat of arms, he was forbidden to use his name” / Marcel Pușcaș: “Easier with the piano on the stairs”

U Craiova 1948, the team sponsored by Adrian Mititelu, transmitted that “FRF confirmed, in the procedure regarding the licensing of professional clubs in Romania, that, through the TAS decisions, it was definitively established that U Craiova 1948 SA is the legal successor of the Football Club University of Craiova ”.

In reply, the University of Craiova stated that FRF and UEFA do not recognize the sporting continuity of the club U Craiova 1948. The club sponsored by Mihai Rotaru recalled that “Romanian justice has decided that the bankrupt team has nothing to do with the University of Craiova.”

After these two communiqués, Mihai Rotaru and Marcel Pușcaș contracted live on TV.

The owner of the University of Craiova claims that the team managed by the Mititelu family has nothing to do with the history of the glorious team of the University of Craiova.

The president of the club U Craiova 1948, Marcel Pușcaș, replied and said that the University of Craiova “appeared in League 2 by a strange decision”.

In addition, Rotaru and Pușcaș also disagreed over the number of fans who support the two teams in Craiova.

The heated dialogue between Mihai Rotaru and Marcel Pușcaș, at Pro Arena

Mihai Rotaru: This is not a paper that says they are the successors of the glorious team of the University of Craiova. It is a paper that supports the continuity of the team from 2011, of Mr. Mititelu, with whom we do not want to have any connection. The only connection between the two teams is the boss. They do not have the coat of arms, they do not have the name, because they were forbidden to use the name of the University of Craiova. It’s just the boss, that’s what UEFA thought. They identified the owner and made him pay the debt of the 2011 team.

They set up a new company and made them pay. Nobody from FIFA and UEFA told them to give them the coat of arms, the name, now to pay. We argued that the glorious team was the one until 1994. There was only one legislative requirement in 2002.

You can’t privatize a team of an educational institution. 22 people came together, formed a brand new association and set up a new team. This is the only action that has been taken. The University of Craiova team continued to exist until 1998, which was always mentioned in Government decisions.

Until 12-13 years ago, places in League 1 were bought, with or without money. Even FCU Craiova, Mr. Mititelu’s old team, merged with CSM Resita to take their place. They put this team aside and gave way to a new team.

Marcel Pușcaș: What do you think of a decision of the Ministry of Education, dated January 20, 1991, which states very clearly that this order provided for the establishment of the Football Club of the University of Craiova, which will carry out its activity through self-financing?

In 1991, it was decided that the football team should be self-financed by order of the minister, not that he wanted Marcel Popescu or Pușcaș. In 1993, I remember very well, the team was already in a big financial stalemate. The school could no longer support the football team, other than to take other measures so that you could attract some people to financially support the team. That’s why the teams disappeared, there are over 1,000 that were in 1994-1995 and that no longer existed in 2000.

Mihai Rotaru: You omit that in that decision from 1991, that the Football Club Universitatea Craiova was established under the authority of the Sports Club Universitatea Craiova, the sports club did not have independence. Tell me about another team, the big ones, Steaua, Rapid, Dinamo, which have changed their shape. If documents were made at the FCSB and they were a decision, we know very well, at the University of Craiova in 1994 they were not made.

If I sit in a house that is not mine and make it beautiful, it does not mean that it is my house. The house belongs to those who are owners, who for one reason or another did not take care of it. Emotionally, we can talk about many things. At the moment, we have a different situation. Your team played with 400 spectators, and the University of Craiova plays with 30,000 spectators.

Marcel Pușcaș: Easier with the piano on the stairs, because it’s not really like that. At the match with FCSB you had 28,000 spectators, a match without stakes. At the match with Sepsi, you had 10,000, I think they came to see the FCSB. At the Volunteer match, you had 4,000.

Mihai Rotaru: 4,000? I think you’re kidding. We sold individual tickets to Voluntari and packages to Voluntari – FCSB, they were 20% cheaper. We sold over 8,000 tickets to Volunteers. Where are the 20,000 from the match with Volunteers?

Marcel Pușcaș: People come to bet games to see their opponents. There is indeed a mass of loyal supporters, as was the case with Peluza Sud, who accompanied us in the county. You don’t know what it’s like, you appeared in League 2 by a strange decision. Until another one, this paper from TAS remains. Our boss is the successor of 2008.

Mihai Rotaru: That employer did not pay the wages.

Marcel Pușcaș: Does Mititelu appear here? Or South Lawn?

Mihai Rotaru: This is the report of the Licensing Commission. There was a spell, which does not say that he is the successor of the team. Make the decision from TAS, do not take an interpretation of the Licensing Commission. It is a finding, in this case, of a TAS decision, as established by the TAS.

Please do not attribute judgment to the Licensing Commission in terms of track record and continuity. Please come with the disposition from TAS, let’s dissect that one.

Tags: league 1 , University of Craiova , mihai rotaru , marcel puscas , in craiova 1948


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