Israel's Beitar Jerusalem appoints Erwin Koeman as new head coach

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-03 09:04:50|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem announced the appointment of Dutch Erwin Koeman as head coach for one season on Wednesday.

Koeman, aged 59, earned 31 caps for the Netherlands national team, where he played alongside his younger brother Ronald, today's FC Barcelona head coach.

In 1988, the two brothers won the UEFA Euro competition with the orange national team.

Erwin Koeman played for Dutch clubs PSV Eindhoven and FC Groningen, as well as in Belgium's K.V. Mechelen, where he collaborated with Israeli former striker Eli Ohana, currently Beitar's sporting director.

In 1988, the two won together with their Belgian team, the European Cup Winners Cup and the European Super Cup.

Erwin Koeman's coaching career, which began in 2004, included RKC Waalwijk, Feyenoord, FC Utrecht, PSV, and the national teams of Hungary and Oman.

His new club Beitar is one of the most popular in Israel but has not won any titles since 2009 and finished 10th last season in the Israeli Premier League.

Beitar Jerusalem's owner Moshe Hogeg said, "we have turned every stone to find a renowned and experienced coach who will connect to the way we want to see the team." Enditem