"Israeli Barak Bachar has been appointed as the new coach of Red Star Belgrade, and has already made a big decision," the Telegraph reported. According to reports, the Israeli coach informed goalkeeper and captain Milan Burian that he was not the first option and that he would look for another goalkeeper in his place.
The report added that Behar informed the Canadian goalkeeper in a phone call: "As we have learned, the club will not interfere in the decisions of the new coach who is given a free hand in building the team."
Bruyan. Open front in front of Behar, photo: EPA
The 35-year-old Serbian-Canadian Burian, who has played for Red Star Belgrade since 2017, told the Journal of Behar's decision: "The new coach called me and told me that I was no longer the first goalkeeper and that he didn't trust me, on the phone. The truth is, it's very hard for me and I'm very hurt, because I didn't deserve the coach who has been at the club for two days to call me and give me such information. I just think I should have been honored appropriately, for someone who gave six years of his life to the Red Star.
"I'm very hurt and sad, I don't want to say something that's out of place. I will let my six years in Serbia and my achievements do the talking. Anyway, I'm a soldier of the star, I have a contract until 2026. My heart beats for the team and no one can take that away from me," the player said in an interview after the decision.
Omri Glazer will be his replacement?
In Serbia, the media outlet Mozart also reported that one of the candidates to replace Burian as the leading goalkeeper is Omri Glazer, a player for Hapoel B'Sheva.
"It seems that Behar wants a foreign goalkeeper among the beams, more precisely, a player he knows well from Israel and fits his philosophy of play because he excels in the game of foot," the report said.
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Omri Glazer. Will he join Behar?, Photo: Alan Shaver
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