Luzon is a fall Guy at Hapoel
FOOTBALL GUY Luzon has resigned as coach of Hapoel Tel Aviv who lie rooted to the foot of the Ligat Ha’Al standings.
Luzon’s departure comes less than 24 hours after the reds slipped to their sixth defeat of the season, losing 2-0 at Maccabi Haifa.
The 13-time I sraeli champions have won only once in the league this season, defeating city rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv last month. They have taken just six points from 10 matches.
“I take full responsibility for the team’s plight,” said Luzon. “I am leaving the club with hard feelings as I really took everyone here to heart, even in the most difficult times. I just hope that some day I will be back to coach the club again.”
The 31-year-old, who led Maccabi Petach Tikvah to the runners-up spot, will reportedly receive a compensation package in the region of £200,000. The nephew of Israel FA President Avi Luzon, he was disliked by the Hapoel fans from the start who considered him too young and inexperienced.
The prospect of a return was also raised by the Hapoel board, saying in a statement: “We were sad to accept Guy’s resignation and thank him for his contribution to the club. We regard Guy highly and think he is one of the best coaches in Israel who might someday return.”
Fitness trainer Ron Zivlin took charge of last night’s Uefa Cup match at Getafe CF.