Luis Fernandez named Beitar J'lem general manager

Former Paris St. Germain coach Luis Fernandez agreed to become Beitar Jerusalem's new general manager, the soccer club announced Wednesday. Beitar owner Arkady Gaidamak said Fernandez's hiring fills a void in the club's upper management. "We needed a professional and international figure. That is why we brought over someone with such experience and world pedigree," Gaidamak said. "I didn't come here to take anyone's job, but to contribute from my knowledge and experience in order to lead this club as high up as possible," Fernandez said. "I am proud and happy to be here in Israel," Fernandez said. "Having coached in many big clubs, I am more than happy to use all my experience to help Beitar Jerusalem."