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I-League: Romanian manager Petre Gigiu returns to coach Churchill Brothers

I-League: Romanian manager Petre Gigiu returns to coach Churchill Brothers
Petre Gigiu | Source: I-League

Churchill Brothers have appointed Romanian manager Petre Gigiu to replace Fernando Santiago Varela who is set to join I-League newcomers Sreenidhi FC. Gigiu returns to the club for a second stint after previously having managed them during the 2018-19 I-League season.

The outgoing coach Fernando Santiago Varela led The Red Machines to a commendable second place finish in the 2020-21 I-League and they were level on points with league winners Gokulam Kerala FC.

The 67-year-old Petre in his previous spell with the club led them to a fourth place finish in the 2018-19 I-League. The Romanian has a wealth of experience in his three-decade long career having managed clubs in Romania, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Oman.

More information here in a TOI article about the appointment

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