After several weeks of negotiations, Hapoel Jerusalem announced today (Thursday) the extension of coach Alexander Dzikic's contract in the capital, as first published in Israel Hayom.
The veteran Serbian coach is highly valued in the capital, and the club is very satisfied with the professional side, the work procedures and his conduct.
The contacts between the parties began even before winning the state cup and have now been completed.
The new cup holder will return from the break on Saturday night and will be hosted by Hapoel Tel Aviv at the Shlomo Group Hall for an intriguing battle of the top.
The last time the two teams met on this field, the Jerusalemites beat the Tel Avivites on the way to the semi-finals of the State Cup.
The club's official statement stated: "State Cup holder Hapoel Jerusalem is pleased to announce the extension of coach Aleksandar Dzikic's contract for another season until the end of the 2023-2024 season, with an option for another year, until the end of the 2024-2025 season.
The Serbian coach came to Hapoel last summer and led the team to winning the state cup.
satisfaction with his work,
Džikić said after the signing: "The club offered to extend the contract for another year, and I agreed. It will not change the way we work."
Owner Eyal Chomsky: "The worker believes with all her heart in Džikić and especially in his way. The calmness he radiates to the entire team, his dominance, and the uncompromising level of professionalism alongside the ability to become a beloved and respected figure among the players and fans - these are the elements that make the connection with Alexander a winning connection We're just at the beginning of the road, come on Djila, come on Hapoel!"
Sporting director Yonatan Alon: "We are very happy that Dzkic is continuing with us. Continuity for us is an important value, and continuity with the coach is first and foremost. Along with the great achievements we have already achieved this season, we believe in the way the coach is taking the club and are sure that under his leadership the future will be even better ".
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