By Chris Wright
CFR Cluj have axed coach Sorin Cartu for his decision to kick seven shades out of the dugout at Basle’s St Jakob Park, after watching his side concede the only goal of the Champions League tie betwixt the two sides.
Cluj president Iuliu Muresan explained his decision via the Romanian club’s official website:
“Cluj Football Club has decided to fire manager Sorin Cartu, because of his behaviour during the game with FC Basle. The image and the values of the club can not be associated with the misbehaviour which took place.
“Due to this unwanted gesture committed by Sorin Cartu we have decided to sack him from his current position. We apologise for the gesture which doesn’t bring honour to football, to the Champions League competition and to CFR 1907 Cluj.”
And just for the record, Cartu has a bit of previous when it comes to plexiglass-based assault…
…in short, he’s an absolute conker box.