News and Scores
Maccabi Tel Aviv has been going through a crisis of confidence recently with the dismissal of manager Motti Ivanir, and continued poor results under manager Nir Levine. In a bid to fix the problems, Maccabi are interviewing European candidates for the title of sporting director. Among the rumored names are fromer Bayern Manager and current Swiss National Football Team Manager, Ottmar Hitzfeld. According to the Israeli website ONE Owner Mitch Goldhar’s personal advisor Jack Angelidis has met with a candidate.
On Monday, Maccabi Haifa propelled themselves up the table to 6th place in Ligat Ha’al with a convincing 4-1 win over Maccabi Petah Tikva . Haifa needed the win to give themselves any chance of getting a European spot for next season. If they can win their game against Bnei Yehuda next week, they will be in 5th place. Manager Elisha Levy had been under pressure, but now has more breathing room after the win.