Alexandru Spiridon is the new coach of the national football team of Moldova. He replaced Igor Dobrovolski, whose contract expired, IPN reports.
Spiridon returned to the national team that he trained during three months in 2001, when Moldova scored a victory against Azerbaijan and suffered three defeats. Moldova will play the first two matches under the guidance of Spiridon on January 27 and January 30. The friendlies against South Korea and Azerbaijan will be played in Antalya.
During 13 years, Spiridon served as the assistant of Mircea Lucescu at Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit St. Petersburg. With Shakhtar, Spiridon won for eight times the title in Ukraine and the UEFA Cup in 2009. As a player, he five times became champion of Moldova with Zimbru. In 1992, Spiridon was named the best Moldovan footballer.