After an arduous and often embarrassing saga, Hapoel Tel Aviv finally has a new coach. Guy Levy was named as Hapoel’s new head coach on Thursday and will replace Spaniard Cesar Mendiondo, who was sacked back on September 3 after just two Premier League matches.
Assistant coach Walid Badir has guided the team over the past two months, with Hapoel dropping into the relegation zone after losing its past three matches.
Levy has been out of work since the end of last season, despite a successful stint at Beitar Jerusalem. The 49-year-old guided Beitar to European qualification for the first time since 2008, leading the team to a fourthplace finish after replacing Menahem Koretzki in February.