Scottish Champions Celtic have been knocked out of the Champions League.
A 4-3 loss to Romanian side CFR Cluj has seen them crash out of the competition thanks to an aggregate score of 5-4. A 97th minute strike from George Tucudean putting the unknown club through at Celtic’s expense.
While the name CFR Cluj may not ring any bells with Chelsea fans, their manager will be a familiar name. Dan Petrescu played 188 games for the Blues, scoring 21 goals between the years of 1996 and 2000. The Romanian also became the first ever Chelsea player to score for his country at the World Cup.
The full-back was a popular figure at Stamford Bridge. He went onto play for Bradford City and Southampton before retiring from playing in 2003.
Petrescu has since made his way into management, taking charge at a number of different clubs in a number of different countries. He is currently in his second spell in charge of Cluj after being appointed in March.
Following news of the surprise result against Celtic, Chelsea fans were delighted to hear that their former player is making a name for himself within management, with many taking to social media to give their thoughts.
The reaction can be found below.
Cluj and Petrescu will now go into the Champions League play-off round where they will compete to make it to the group stage of the competition.