Haim Revivo takes over as Ashdod coach

Haim Revivo held his first training session as Ashdod SC coach on Thursday evening after Alon Hazan resigned from the position earlier in the day. Revivo, who is also a part-owner of Ashdod, has no coaching certificate, but has no intention of guiding the team past the five remaining matches of the season. "I'm not a coach and I don't want to be a coach," Revivo said. "I hope we find a long term coach as soon as possible. "The last time Hazan wanted to quit we wouldn't allow him to, but this time we thought it might shock the club. Maybe now the players will understand that they can't blame anyone but themselves." Ashdod is currently 11th in the standings, two points from Maccabi Herzliya and Premier League survival. "I decided to leave because I felt that I needed to shock the system," Hazan said. "I've only made this move because I believe the club can stay in the league. I love the club and I felt obligated to do whatever's needed to help the team survive, including leaving." Revivo, who grew up in Ashdod, was one of Israel's greatest ever strikers, playing for Spanish team Celta Vigo as well as both of Istanbul's top clubs - Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.