Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Hapoel Hadera 0:5 (Sport1)
Krasnodar, to which Vladan Ivić will move, is not opposed to the Serbian staying in Maccabi Tel Aviv until the end of the week in order to move the game in the next round against Kiryat Shmona.
As published here yesterday, Maccabi Tel Aviv wants Ivic to stay as long as possible, since they still don't have a coach and don't want him to leave before the next game.
The Russian club, which will pay 500,000 euros for the release of the coach's contract, is ready for Maccabi Tel Aviv's conditions also because there is no pressure on them: Krasnodar's next game will only be on February 22 and it will be a cup game.
The team's first league game after the winter break will only be on March 5, and hence the heads of the Russian club have no problem with Ivić spending a little more time at Maccabi Tel Aviv and Mitch Goldhar having the time he needs to sign a new coach.
New specifications that came into my hands and voila!
Sport reveals that the offer that reached Ivić was already submitted ten days ago, in the days between the victory over Umm Al Fahm in the State Cup and the league match against Bnei Rayna.
Ivić would not have turned to Maccabi Tel Aviv and asked to be released if it had not been for a huge offer, the likes of which he never received.
Although he earns very well in Maccabi Tel Aviv with a contract of 800 thousand euros net, much more than what he earned in his first two years at the club, but in Krasnodar they presented him with a contract of 2 million euros net.
Two and a half times and we are talking about a period of two and a half years.
It was also learned that Ivic was on Krasnodar's lists already last season when he was not working and was waiting at his home in Thessaloniki for the right offer to return to the coach.
The Russians considered appointing him already for the current season, but in the end his candidacy was dropped and Ivić signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Now, as mentioned, the Russians decided to go for the coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv and in Toronto Mitch Goldhar decided not to stand in his way, since it is a financial offer that cannot be refused.
After the Russians agreed to pay 500 thousand euros for the release of the contract, it was decided in Maccabi Tel Aviv to start looking for a replacement.
He wouldn't have asked to be released if it wasn't for a huge offer.
Ivitch (Photo: Ariel Shalom)
Maccabi Tel Aviv hoped that things would not be leaked and that it would be possible to keep the talks to release Ivić and add a coach in his place a secret, but the club was also sober enough to appreciate that once they start working with agents to add coaches, it would eventually come out and that's what happened yesterday morning, when they began to be published The news about the offer Ivitch received.
Despite the massive publications in the media in Israel, Russia, Serbia and Greece, Maccabi Tel Aviv decided this weekend not to be part of the celebration.
Not to issue an official statement explaining the picture and not to send Ivitch to tell what is really happening behind the scenes.
Along with that, the coach was honest and real enough not to lie yesterday in front of the journalists.
Both in the interview with the broadcasting franchisee Charlton at the end of the game and in the press conference in the media hall in Bloomfield, Ivic did not deny what was published, but only said that he had nothing to say and could not talk about the matter.
In front of the journalists covering the team, he even slipped a slight smile when he answered the questions, but did not reveal what was happening around him for over a week.
Maccabi Tel Aviv has a day off today, also because it is still possible for the foreigners to celebrate Christmas, but from tomorrow until the end of the week, morning training sessions are planned, in which Ivitch should be present and behave as usual.
For its part, Maccabi Tel Aviv is already trying to close the candidate it wants the most in order to open financial negotiations with him.
From various testimonies, there are worthy candidates for the position, so it is estimated that by the beginning of next week, Maccabi Tel Aviv will have a new coach.
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