Dan Petrescu leaves role as Dynamo Moscow boss

Dan Petrescu

Dynamo Moscow have parted company with ex-Romania and Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu as their manager.

The move comes after a 4-0 defeat in the Russian top-flight by bottom club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Petrescu, 46, took over at Dynamo in August 2012 and was a target of Crystal Palace before they appointed Tony Pulis as their manager in November.

"Dynamo have parted with their coach Petrescu by mutual consent," said the club's sporting director Guram Adzhoev.

"The team's lacklustre performance this season was the reason of the decision. We'll discuss the financial aspects of Petrescu's resignation in the near future."

Dynamo are currently fourth in the Russian league, eight points adrift of leaders Lokomotiv Moscow.

In February, Petrescu told BBC World Service of his desire to manage Chelsea, where he won the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Super Cup as a player in the 1990s.