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Commitee for changes in Israeli Football
A press conference was held today in a hotel in Tel Aviv by a commitee of personalities that want to propose some changes in the structure of Israeli football in the intent to help develop to apparently stuck sport in the country.
The commitee was headed by Maccabi Haifa´s chairman, Yaakov Shachar, former Maccabi Tel Aviv player, Avi Nimni, former police chief David Cohen and former Maariv editor, Nir Hefetz.
The main issues proposed were:
- Reduction of the two main leagues to 12 teams
- The creation of a reserve league
- A league manager will assigned
- The next chairman will have a term of 5 years and will be a public figure that has a proven administrative capacity and doesn´t have any connections with football team in the last two years.
- A complete reform in the IFA courts
- The National team coaches will be decided by a commitee and not exclusively by the chairman.
The intentions are to impliment these issues by the 2014/2015, while next season we would already have four teams relagating and only two promoting to complete the 12 team table.
So what do you guys think of the changes?