The preparations of the professional league clubs for the next season witnessed many changes at the level of coaches, as more than one club decided the identity of the coach who will lead the team in the next season, while the most prominent point was the dominance of coaches from Serbia and the Netherlands in the choices of club management, outperforming the coaches of South America.
The number of Serbian coaches in professional clubs increased to three, subject to increase, after Al Wasl Club announced its contract with Milos Milosevic, to lead the team in the next season, to succeed Argentine coach Juan Pizzi, who left at the end of last season.
For his part, the victory kept the Serbian coach Goran Tovejdzic in the ADNOC Professional League, after he led – last season – Ajman to achieve unprecedented results in the history of the “orange”, before heading to a new experience with the “general”, who ended the services of the Croatian coach Goran Tomic .
And on the same path, the league champion, Shabab Al-Ahly, whose management saw that the Serbian coach was the best to succeed the Portuguese Leonardo Jarim, who agreed to train the Qatari Al-Rayyan, after leading the “Dubai Knights” to win the league shield for the eighth time in its history, as Serbian media confirmed that Shabab Al-Ahly completed its agreement with coach Marco Nikolic, to be the first Serbian coach to lead the team throughout its history.
On the other hand, Serbian media reported that Baniyas is interested in contracting with Serbian coach Milan Rastavak, instead of Romanian Daniel Isaila, whose contract with the team expired at the end of the last season.
For his part, the first division champion, Hatta Club, announced his contract with Serbian coach Zelko Markov to lead the team in the next edition of the Professional League.
Emirates football has used many Serbian coaches throughout its long history, as the Yugoslav coach Tadic previously led the national team, before the secession of Yugoslavia, to “Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia.”
He also led the Serbian “white” Ivan Jovanovic. Last season, the Serbian coaches, Aleksandr Filosovic and Nebosha, appeared with Al Dhafra, and Zwaren with Dibba Al Fujairah, and they were dismissed and did not complete the season.
On the other hand, the same thing happened with the Dutch coaches, after Al Ain Club announced its official contract with Dutch coach Alfred Schroeder, to take over the leadership of the first football team in the club next season (2023-2024), while the club thanked the Ukrainian Sergey Reberov for the period he worked on. Al Ain coach during the last two seasons.
Al-Jazira maintained its association with the Dutch coaches, after the club’s management announced its agreement with coach Frank de Boer, to lead him starting from the next season, after the “pride of Abu Dhabi” dismissed the Dutchman Marcel Keizer, whose contract expired at the end of the last season, without offering him a renewal.
Frank de Boer became the fifth Dutch coach to lead the Al Jazira team since 2016, after Henk Ten Cat, Marcel Kaiser (two states), Damien Hertog and Jurgen Strebel.
For his part, Marcel Kaiser was nominated to take over the unit’s training in the next season, so that the number of Dutch coaches is also expected to increase in the new season.
Al-Khudairi: Club administrations have become more experienced in coach deals
The players’ agent, Muhammad Abdul Rahman Al-Khudairi, said that the managements of the professional league clubs have become more experienced in dealing with contract files with coaches, pointing out that the tendency of a large number of clubs to contract with coaches from Serbia and the Netherlands is a natural matter because the two training schools provide advantages for the requirements. Emirates ball.
Al-Khudairi explained to “Emirates Today” that what is remarkable about the next season is the increase in the number of coaches coming from Serbia. It focuses on the physical aspects greatly, which is in the interest of clubs in dealing with matches throughout the season.
He added: «The cost of contracting with the Serbian coach may be lower than that of some other European countries and South America, which gives preference to Serbian coaches, in addition to having the ability to reach a formula of understanding with club managements about the requirements of each team, without the coach imposing his opinion in a formal manner. arbitrary.”
He continued, “The Serbian coach has proven – through previous experiences – his ability to understand the mentality of the Emirati player, which helps him to succeed greatly.”
On the other hand, Al-Khudairi stressed that hiring coaches from the Netherlands is logical, given the very good successes witnessed in previous experiences. He said, “The Dutch training school is distinguished by the fact that it relies on science and modern technologies, which is something that some clubs in the country also depend on, and is in line with their policies.”
Serbian and Dutch coaches:
Eye: Dutch Schroeder
Island: Dutch de Boer
Link: Serbian Milos
Victory: Serbian Goran
Hatta: Serbian Zelko
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