Local Soccer: Elisha Levy to coach Maccabi Haifa

The 50 year old has guided Bnei Sakhnin to a surprisingly successful season and has been given a one-year contract.

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At the age of 50 Elisha Levy will finally get a chance to guide a big team after Maccabi Haifa president Jacob Shachar announced on Wednesday that Levy will be the club's next coach. Levy, who will replace Roni Levy as the team's boss at the end of the season, has guided Bnei Sakhnin to a surprisingly successful season and was given a one-year contract. "I'm very happy that Maccabi Haifa has chosen me and I will do all I can so that this club does well," said Levy, who played for Haifa in the 1982/83 season. "As soon as I got the offer I knew I would take it." Shachar said: "We chose Levy for several reasons. He is a former Haifa player who knows the club and the players." "We followed his work in recent seasons and we will give him all he needs so that he can succeed."