Ivanescu, once national coach and success coach of the VfL Gummersbach and the Tusem food, died on the consequences of a cancer. This confirmed the family of Romanians to the SID on Friday. Ivanescu was from 1987 to 1989 national coach.

As a player twice World Champion (1961 and 1964) and 13 times Romanian champions, Ivanescu came to Germany in 1966 and then celebrated great successes above all as coaches. He took three German championships and four cup victories with Gummersbach and eating in the 80s and 90s. He also won the European Cup of the national master with Gummersbach in 1983.

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Brand: “I often felt with him”

His former protégé Heiner Brand, virus of VfL Gummersbach, appreciated the deceased. “I often got myself with him, but we have always found a common way,” said the World Champion of 1978: “He was an outstanding expert with a pronounced handball expertise. An absolute respective person.”

National coach Alfred Gislason, under Ivanescu from 1983 to 1988 Player of Tusem food, joined the on: “A fantastic coach, without question. Petre Ivanescu has shaped Tusem food to a top team in Europe. He was a sophisticated man and scary consistently.”

Hoped for Renaissance at DHB remained

As a national coach Ivanescu had much less success. At first he seemed to have set up the second-rate DHB selection, but the hoped for renaissance ended in a debacle at the 1989 B-World Cup in France. The German team crashed into the third class.

Even in advanced age, Ivanescu pursued the handball with passion. He leaves two children.