Former Maccabi Haifa coach Elisha Levy named Israel national team boss

A coaching odyssey that began in Beit She’an 27 years ago reached its pinnacle on Wednesday when Elisha Levy was named as the new coach of the Israel national team.

The 58-year-old, whose first coaching job was at Hapoel Beit Shean in the third division, was unanimously selected to replace Eli Gutman by the Israel Football Association’s five-man search committee. IFA chairman Ofer Eini, vice chairman Tamir Gilat, former Bnei Yehuda chairman Moshe Damayo and former national team players Tzvika Rosen and Haim Revivo, picked Levy ahead of Guy Luzon, Eli Ohana, Ran Ben-Shimon and Nir Klinger, who were also all interviewed for the position on Tuesday.


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