Lu­zon is a fall Guy at Hapoel

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

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.

Guy Lu­zon

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