Hasarma to make Arab history on sidelines

Salah Hasarma will make history on Thursday night, becoming the first Arab coach to guide a top-flight Israeli club under Jewish ownership when Ironi Kiryat Shmona visits Slovan Liberec in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round.

Since Rifaat “Jimmy” Turk became the first Arab to play for the Israel national team in 1976, countless Israeli Arabs have followed in his footsteps in wearing the blue-and-white.

Dozens of Arab players currently play in the Premier League in every club apart from Beitar Jerusalem, and in recent years they have grown in prominence, starring for their respective teams.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Hasarma-to-make-Arab-history-on-sidelines-410562

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