Zan Tabak was officially appointed as the new head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv on Monday, accepting the challenge of reviving the yellow-and-blue after its dismal start to the season.
Exactly a week after Guy Goodes was sacked following a disappointing 17 months at the club, culminating in one of the team’s worst ever starts to a campaign, Maccabi named Tabak as his replacement, hiring a foreign coach for the first time since Neven Spahija guided the side in the 2006/07 season.
The 45-year-old Croatian is just Maccabi’s second foreign coach since Vinko Jelovac guided the team in 1997/98.
Maccabi paid a buyout estimated at around 100,000 euros to release the former NBA center from his contract at Montakit Fuenlabrada of the Spanish league, which he only joined this past summer.
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