By Simon Griver, June 20, 2008
Eyal Berkovic is set to become the new manager of Israel’s Under 17 team.
Now 36, Berkovic won 82 caps for Israel during a career that took him from Maccabi Haifa to Southampton, West Ham, Celtic, Blackburn, Manchester City, Portsmouth and finished at Maccabi Tel Aviv in May, 2006.
“My ambition is to train the Israel national team,” he said. “And it is preferable that I begin with the schoolboys. I want to raise a good generation of youngsters and move up with some of them to the national team.”