Mircea Lucescu, Anghel Iordanescu and Gheorghe Hagi are the top three choices of Romanians for the office of Romania’s national football team selector for the Euro 2016 European championship, reveal findings of an INSCOP Research poll conducted October 23 – November 1, commissioned by daily Adevarul.
As far as the best coach for Romania’s national team at Euro 2016 is concerned, the poll shows 18.1 percent of the respondents say Mircea Lucescu; 17 percent choose Anghel Iordanescu and 15.7 percent Gheorghe Hagi. Next in the ranking are Dan Petrescu (5.1 percent), Cosmin Olaroiu (3.7 percent) and Victor Piturca (3.1 percent). The option for a foreign coach is seen as the best choice by 2.5 percent of the respondents, while 0.5 percent name other Romanian coaches than those mentioned above. The percentage of non-answers was 34.2 percent.
At the same time, over 57 percent of Romanians say they did not follow Romania’s qualifiers for Euro 2016 and over 38 percent say they watched the qualifiers.
Likewise, 64.1 percent of Romanians say they have heard about Romania having qualified for the final stages of Euro 2016, and 30.9 percent say they have not.
As far as credit for the qualification is concerned, 45.3 percent of Romanians believes it is due to players; 20.9 percent to the new team of coaches that replaced Victor Piturca. The percentage of non-answers was 33.8 percent.
As many as 20.9 percent of Romanians believe Romania will not go past the group stage, 20 percent believe it will, 9 percent believe it will reach the quarter-finals of Europe 2016; 5.4 percent believe it will make it to the semi-finals and 4.2 percent believe it will reach the final; 40.5 percent of the respondents did not know/din not answer the question. More…