Mircea Petescu was born on October 15, 1943, and died on December 16, 2018.
He was a Romanian footballer and coach.
Under his leadership, UTA Arad eliminated the defending European Cup champions Feyenoord from 1970 to 1971.
After years of preparation, Petescu and his wife defected while on a state-approved vacation to the Netherlands,
Petescu coached Louis van Gaal at Telstar and Sparta and discovered Danny Blind amongst many other players.
Mircea Petescu passed away at 76 years old.