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The season is yet to be over but rumours are flying high and here we will try to keep the track of the ongoings in the coaching market.

Israeli Premier League 2002/03:

Maccabi Haifa: Grant is expected to sign the contract but nothing is official yet. There is a slight possibility Grant will not continue in Haifa, despite the fact Haifa looking set to win another league title. If he's gone, one name who seems like a candidate to replace him is Ze'ev Zeltzer, the general manager of the Israeli youth teams.

Hapoel TA: Kashtan stays for 3 more years.

Maccabi TA: Highly unlikely that Levin will continue with0 the club. Possible replacements are Giorah Shpiegel and possibly Uri Malmilian.

Hapoel Be'er Sheva: For certain reasons Lupah Kadosh is not very popular among some members of the management, including general manager Yossi Ora. Kadosh however, will continue to work with the club. If not, he might be substituted by Eli Guttman.

SC Ashdod: Elisha Levy will keep coaching the club for the 3rd year in a row.

Hapoel Petah Tikva: Just like in Be'er-Sheva, Petah Tikva has its own can of worms in the management and despite a relatively good success, Guttman's future is still in doubt.

Maccabi Netanya:Shlomo Sharf, the former coach of the Israeli NT and currently a commentator in the radio, and a guy who has good ties with the club, seems like the hottest name today. Netanya is currently guided by Gidi Damti who took over after Malmilian left but after getting one victory in 9 league games, his chances to continue as the head coach are slim.

M. Petah Tikva: Guy Luzon looks sure to continue with the club.

Ironi Rishon: Yossi Mizrahi, who started the season with Beitar is amongst the names being mentioned as possible candidates to take over the club if they stay up. Another name: Guy Levy

Hapoel Haifa: Guy Levy, who is not in good ties with the current General Manager Avi Kauffman seems almost sure to leave. Replacements? Have no idea really.

Kiryat Gat: How many times have I said here that the management hasn't got good ties with the coach? Guess what, this is the case here as well :D still, Landau seems likely to continue IF the team stays up. If they go down anything is possible, one name is maybe their former coach Uri Alkabetz or even Itzhak Shum.

Beitar: Eli Cohen's contract ends next season so he should continue. However if we are going down then he might as well leave. Possible candidate, Uri Malmilian?

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Possibly promoted teams;

Kfar Saba: Shum will leave the club if they, as expected go up, as the IFA determined that the assistant of the NT coach can't work for a first division club. Guy Levy is a hot name to replace him from what I've heard.

Bney Yehuda: Eli Ohana should continue had Bney Yehuda won promotion.
 

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With all the respect to Mr. Levin but he gave what he had to give at Maccabi Tel-Aviv. We need a coach that guides us to the title once more I would say a more experinced coach.
 

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Nir Levin is nominated to go back to Hapoel Petah Tikva, Guttman has 1 more year left in his contract but he might not continue.
 

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As mentioned, Eli Gutman will not stay in Hapoel Petah Tikva, and the candidates to replace him are: Nir Klinger, Nir Levin, Gili Landau, Eli Mahfud, Fredi David and Raffi Cohen (not any of the players). Four of those candidates know the club well.
 

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OFFICIAL: NIR LEVIN WILL NOT CONTINUE WITH MACCABI TA

He today removed his candidancy of the list and the replacement could be past player and present Beitar Be'er Sheva and commentator Nir Klinger.
 

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Talking about Maccabi, it seems that if Klinger will join the team, he will be joined by Hapoel Beer Sheva's fitness trainer Yossi Kakun. Kakun worked with Klinger a couple of seasons ago in Beitar Beer Sheva.
 

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If Kashtan leaves Hapoel who will they sign? Landau is an option but he is too young and noone else in the local market is Hapoel class, maybe a foreign coach?
 

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I'd like to see Landau, he is a home grown player and I think that after this season with Kiryat Gat he can handle Hapoel.
 

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We don't need Lahman, we need Landau. I don't want to see some old known coach coaching us, we need a fresh face such as Landau.
 

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Asm expected, Meir Shamir that announced he is leaving Hapoel Petah Tikva next season and will continue just as the sponsor has sacked Eli Guttman. Nir Levin is rumoured as his successor...


Gili Landau was linked with a move to Maccabi Netanya but Kiryat Gat have asked him to stay until it's clear what will happen with the relegations.
 

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So we have 2 new coach signings:

Nir Levin has signed a 2 year contract in Hapoel Petah Tikva instead of Eli Gutman who resigned.

Gili Landau has signed a 1 year contract in Maccabi Netanya instead of Gidi Damti, however Kiryat Gat has not officially released Landau until they relegation issue will be solved.

Maccabi Haifa is looking for a coach to take over Grant's job when the top names are Shlomo Sharf and Zeev Zeltzer.
 

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Ohana is one of the surprising candidates for the job as well as former Romania boss Angel Iordanescu. The race for who will coach Haifa is deifnitely thec most interesting scene of the offseason so far.
 
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