After just two Premier League matches, Hapoel Tel Aviv fired Spanish coach Cesar Mendiondo on Thursday.
Walid Badir, who was named as an assistant coach earlier this summer, will guide the team on an interim basis until it signs a full-time replacement.
Hapoel picked up a single point from its first two league games, failing to score a goal. After drawing 0-0 at Beitar Jerusalem in its opener, Hapoel dropped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Ironi Kiryat Shmona at Bloomfield Stadium on Saturday. However, it wasn’t just the results which brought about the end of Mendiondo’s reign at the club.
The Spaniard quickly developed a frosty relationship with owner Amir Kabiri and the rest of the club’s management, who felt he wasn’t open to their input.