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Kashtan takes command at Bnei Yehuda

Published: Thursday 24 June 2010, 17.28CET
Following a four-year spell as coach of Israel, Dror Kashtan has returned to club football, with the 64-year-old taking charge of UEFA Europa League first qualifying round hopefuls Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC.
Kashtan takes command at Bnei Yehuda
Dror Kashtan has returned to club football with Bnei Yehuda ©Getty Images
 
Published: Thursday 24 June 2010, 17.28CET

Kashtan takes command at Bnei Yehuda

Following a four-year spell as coach of Israel, Dror Kashtan has returned to club football, with the 64-year-old taking charge of UEFA Europa League first qualifying round hopefuls Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC.

Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC have appointed Dror Kashtan in a move which will see the most decorated coach in Israeli history return to the domestic scene after four years in charge of the national team.

Kashtan, 64, enjoyed two successful stints with Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC from 1999-2004 and 2005-06, which included a memorable UEFA Cup quarter-final appearance in 2002. Kashtan led Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC to a league and cup double in 1995/96, and now joins Tel-Aviv's smallest top-flight club aiming to bring some success to a side that have not won a trophy since taking their only league title in 1989/90.

With six Israeli titles and six State Cups to his name as a coach, Kashtan will lead the Tangerines in their UEFA Europa League first qualifying round tie against Armenian side FC Ulisses. "It's the fourth time I will be starting a European campaign against an Armenian side," said Kashtan. "Armenian football is not a mystery to me, but we will still have to prepare ourselves."

 

Last updated: 24/06/10 18.31CET

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