Teams: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, MTK Budapest, Israel
So now as antecipated by most of the media vehicles Eli Gutman has agreed terms with IFA and will be the next Israel coach.
The curious issue is that Gutman agreed to coach without receiving money until May since Luis Fernandez is under contract until that month and IFA doesn`t want to pay the French a dismissal clause.
Probably this was the issue that IFA didn`t announce Gutman previously as the coach.
In February, Israel has a friendly match against Ukraine and Gutman is expected to be on the sidelines.
Nir Klinger is expected to be his assistant coach.
IMO, a good staff with Gutman and Klinger, both very good coaches with good tactical knowledge.
Too bad we got a tough group which will be very tough to qualify.