Cosmin Olariou has left Al Ain
Coach Cosmin Olariou has shockingly left Al Ain – where Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is a legend to join rivals Al Ahli, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The Romanian who had 12 months to run on his deal at Al Ain decided to walk towards a more lucrative offer of €4m a year being offered by the Red Knights.
Olarious has signed a three-year contract with Al Ahli and will be introduced to his new player on July 14 when the club begins its pre-season activities.
The former Steaua Bucharest coach replaces Spanish coach Qique Sanchez Flores who ended his 19-months contract tenure with the Dubai club.
The former Valencia, Benfica and Atletico Madrid coach is being linked with a cross-town move to replace the departed Olariou at Al Ain.
The shock changes in the two UAE giants is even more surprising with a week to the start of their pre-season schedule.
Olariou was expected to remain with the Boss where he has won two back-to-back titles with the side...