Sunday January 4 2015
'Getafe exit not my decision'

Cosmin Contra has admitted that he is ‘not happy at all’ about leaving Getafe for Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.

The Romanian Coach appears destined to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson at the East Asian outfit, but he insists the decision to depart Los Azulones was not a personal choice, explaining that his employers’ dire financial position took precedence.

"I’m not happy at all about leaving for China, I don’t want to go,” the trainer told Fanatik.

Friday December 19 2014
Cosmin Contra to leave Getafe claim

Getafe boss Cosmin Contra is set to leave the club after the Christmas break for Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou R & F, reports AS.

The newspaper claims a deal has been completed for a fee of €1.5m, while the Rumanian Coach will reportedly receive a salary of €2m per year net along with a potential bonus of €1m if he meets the Chinese club’s objectives.

Thursday December 18 2014
Contra happy at Getafe stroll

Getafe boss Cosmin Contra said he was happy at his team’s stroll through to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory at Eibar.

The Madrid side were already 3-0 up from the first leg at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and first-half goals from Vigaray and Diego Castro made it an easy night’s work for Contra’s men, Federico Piovaccari getting a consolation for the Basques after the break.

Tuesday October 21 2014
Contra: Getafe showed character

Getafe boss Cosmin Contra felt his team showed character after coming from a goal down to claim a late 2-1 victory at Real Sociedad.

Substitute Pablo Hervias’ 82nd-minute goal looked like giving the Basques just their second win of the season, only for French midfielder Abdoul Yoda to score twice in the dying stages to hand Getafe victory.

Yoda levelled in the final seconds of the 90 minutes with a well-placed shot, then added the finishing touch to a Jorge Sammir run to snatch all three points with almost the last kick of the game.

Tuesday September 23 2014
Contra: Pedro Leon decision was mine

Getafe boss Cosmin Contra has revealed that it was his decision to leave Pedro Leon out of the 3-0 defeat to Valencia.

The winger was not registered by Getafe before the start of the season as to have done so would have taken the club past its wage limited imposed by La Liga.

Saturday August 30 2014
Contra bemoans 'lack of sparkle'

Despite a 1-0 win over Almeria, Getafe Cosmin Contra was critical of his team for their ‘lack of sparkle’.

The Azulones claimed the win on Friday evening thanks to a first half strike from Alvaro Vazquez.

But the Romanian tactician has insisted that his men need to play more football.

“We lacked some sparkle tonight,” he told a Press conference. “We have to start playing more football.

“Both teams had chances, but often we lacked that final pass that would have seen us through on goal.

Monday May 19 2014
Contra: We deserve to be in La Liga

Cosmin Contra believes that Getafe have earned their place in the Primera next season, after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano.

Two goals from Ciprian Marica gave the Azulones the three points, as they finished the campaign in 13th place.

“We suffered right until the last minute, but I have to congratulate my players, “he told a Press conference.

“It’s been a rough road ever since I took over, but the players have been brilliant.

Monday May 12 2014
'Safety my greatest achievement'

Getafe boss Cosmin Contra has claimed that if his side stay in the Primera it will be the happiest day of his life.

The Azulones beat Sevilla 1-0 on Sunday thanks to a 70th minute goal from Sergio Escudero, which means that with one matchday to go, the capital club are in 16th place with 39 points.

And the Romanian tactician has admitted that should his team avoid relegation, it will be his proudest moment.

“When we’re mathematically safe it will be the happiest day of my life,” he told a Press conference.

Saturday April 19 2014
Contra wants clinical Getafe

Cosmin Contra has said Getafe can stay up with the same attitude displayed in the 0-0 draw with Levante, but they need to take their chances.

The Romanian told his post-match Press conference that he was impressed with the side in every department bar their finishing prowess.

“With that attitude and confidence we can stay up, but we must fail in front of goal less,” Marca reports Contra as saying.

“We should be scoring goals because without scoring goals we can’t win matches.”

Saturday March 15 2014
Contra blames Getafe nerves

Getafe boss Cosmin Contra blamed his side’s nerves for their 3-3 draw with Granada on Friday.

The Azulones went ahead three times during their clash last night, but were pegged back on every occasion by the Grana.

And the new Coach admitted that it was a disappointing point.

“I would have liked some more control after the goals,” he told a Press conference.

“We became very nervous. This is more than just about football. We have the quality, but maybe something else is missing.

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