On August 20, 2009 he signed a one-year contract (with an option for a further one-year extension) with Liga I team Astra Ploiești. He did not finished his contract, being sacked in April 2010. In 2011, he returned to Craiova for a third spell, but was sacked because of poor results.
In September 2012, Napoli came back to Romania, accepting the offer to manage the newly promoted in Liga I, CS Turnu Severin. He signed a contract until the end of the year, and the agreement wasn't renewed.
At the end of June 2013, he signed an agreement on three seasons with Universitatea Craiova club which he returns for the fourth time in his career. He was sacked in February 2014.
On 13 October 2014, he reached an agreement with CSMS Iași.