Yossi Abuksis 311.
(photo credit: Adi Avishai)
After three-and-a-half years under the stewardship of Eli Gutman, Yossi Abuksis
will succeed his mentor as coach of Hapoel Tel Aviv next season.
40-year-old Abuksis was announced on Wednesday as Hapoel’s new coach after
Gutman decided to leave the club last week, citing health
Abuksis ended his playing career at Hapoel following the 2006/07
season and became the assistant coach when Gutman replaced Guy Luzon at the helm
in December 2007.
Tel Aviv won the Premier League and State Cup double in
2009/10 under Gutman and Abuksis and lifted another cup last
Abuksis will be under plenty of pressure in his first head-coaching
position, but he does at least have some experience of standing alone in the
limelight after he filled in for Gutman for a monthand- a-half during last
season when the latter was recuperating from a heart attack.
have to rebuild Hapoel under a far from ideal situation.
Harel and Eli Tabib are still wrangling over control of the club and are set to
go to court on the matter later this month, while in the meantime star players
Itai Shechter, Gili Vermut, Ben Sahar, Eran Zahavi, Danny Bondarv and Vincent
Enyeama are all set to depart this summer