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Daum takes over as Romania Coach

The Romanian national football team has a new man in charge: Germany's Christoph Daum. He won the Bundesliga and almost coached the German national team - until controversy struck.

The Romanian football association presented the 62-year-old Daum a the country's incoming coach on Thursday. He takes over from Anghel Iordanescu, whose contract was not renewed after Romania could only manage a single draw in the group stage of Euro 2016 and crashed out of the tournament.

It's the first time that Romania have had a foreign coach since the 1930s.

Daum won the Bundesliga with Stuttgart in 1992 and finished second in the German league with Leverkusen in 1996. He was widely tipped to become Germany's next national coach but lost that opportunity amidst rumors that he was a heavy cocaine user.

Since then, he has coached a number of teams in Turkey as well as Cologne and Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. He was relegated with Frankfurt in 2011.

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