actually yedihot achronot newspaper for the weekend showed the options of grant, kashtan, bilic, and berkovic.
they say kashtan already failed himself.
grant was always satisfied with ties and never got us anywhere
bilic is great, he is everything we need (smart, stylish, and fearless) yet they mock luzon by saying that just because the only foreign coach luzon knows is bilic and just becuase he keeps saying his name doesn't mean bilic would ever get close to thinking about coming to israel...and they have a point
berkovic they say is our next and best choice. they say he is a big risk, but he lives and breathes football..he loves it and his ego may be a problem, but his ego may also be what causes him to be fearless and stand by what he believes.
I remember there as a article with nielsen, he said that football in israel is hard, because the media is worst then in england. the pressure is insane, and that when he was a manager in israel he was so pressured by media that it cause him to crack (ofcourse you know nielsen, he's a quiet danish guy who wouldn't blame anyone else), and he's got a point. However, with berkovic being as israeli and egotistical as they come i think he may just brush of the press, and everyone who tells him what he needs to do and he'll just do what makes him happy.
I'm all for berkovic to manage israel now that i think about it, and its exactly because of the fact that he is over-confident that i want him to be the manager especially in a countyr like israel where every average joe is sure that his tactics and his critcism is what will save our national team. Firstly, he loves football! this summer i picked up my cousin from football camp in wingate in netanya. He was there talking to my cousin and some of the other guys, and i was watching how he explain it to them and you feel like its a totally different berkovic then the guy you hear on the radio or on tv...this berkovic that is on the field is patient, he cares of every detail and he likes to help and i think it proves that he's got a true passion for football.