Counselling now for Mutu

BUCHAREST: Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu is arranging a programme of daily counselling in London after failing a drugs test, his agent said yesterday. 

Mutu is expected to be charged by the FA with a doping offence after players' union chief Gordon Taylor said on Tuesday the Romanian had admitted testing positive for cocaine. 

Victor Becali, one of Mutu's agents, said: “Mutu will start a programme of psychological counselling in London, probably on Friday. This programme will be of one hour daily. 

“He has understood what has happened to him and he is very cooperative.” 

Mutu was said by Becali's colleague Gheorghe Popescu to have been devastated by the results of the test carried out on Oct 1. The 25-year-old, who risks a ban of up to two years, now appears to be coping with the fallout. 

“Mutu seems to getting his normal attitude back after spending some very bad days,” said Becali. 

Popescu is remaining in London to help support Mutu until a final verdict is given by the FA's disciplinary body, said Becali, who will himself return to London on Thursday. – Reuters  

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