Eli Guttman

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Eli Guttman
Eli Guttman.jpg
Gutman in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-02-24) 24 February 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Israel
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current team
Israel (manager)
Youth career
Hapoel Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Beitar Netanya
1980–1984 Maccabi Neve Sha'anan
1984–1985 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik
Teams managed
1990–1992 Maccabi Haifa (assistant manager)
1992–1993 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon
1994–1995 Maccabi Herzliya
1995 Hapoel Beit She'an
1996–1997 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
1997–2000 Hapoel Haifa
2000–2001 Beitar Jerusalem
2001–2002 Hapoel Petah Tikva
2002–2003 Hapoel Haifa
2003–2005 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
2005–2006 Paralimni
2006–2007 Maccabi Netanya
2007 AEL Limassol
2007–2011 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2011– Israel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Israel "Eli" Guttman (or Gutman, Hebrew: אלי גוטמן‎; born 24 February 1958) is a former Israeli football player and currently the manager of the Israeli national football team.

He won his first Israeli title in 1997, winning the Israel State Cup with Hapoel Be'er Sheva. He coached Hapoel Haifa during the 1998–99 season, in which the club won their first Liga Leumit title.[1]

In 2001 he became coach of Hapoel Petah Tikva. In the 2001–02 season the team finished sixth; Gutman resigned in May immediately following the season's conclusion.[2] He subsequently returned to Hapoel Be'er Sheva,[3] and later spent two years coaching Paralimni in Cyprus.

At the start of the 2006–07 season he became coach of Maccabi Netanya, but was sacked in January 2007 following a dispute with team captain Liran Strauber.[4]

From February 2007 until early December 2007 he coached AEL Limassol before joining Hapoel Tel Aviv as successor to Guy Luzon. He helped the team escape relegation, gradually building the team until they won the Israeli double - Israeli Premier League championship and Israel State Cup - in 2010. The following season he coached the team to its first-ever qualification to the UEFA Champions League group stage. In May 2011, after winning the 2011 Israeli State Cup, he left Hapoel Tel Aviv.

On 27 December 2011, he was appointed manager of the Israeli national football team.[5]



Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2015
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Israel Israel December 2011 present 26 9 6 11 34.62


  1. ^ "Rosso - der Macher von Maccabi". Kicker (in German). Retrieved May 6, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Netanya hunting for new coach". UEFA. Retrieved May 6, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Nervo blow for Bologna". UEFA. Retrieved May 6, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Netanya name Atar as coach in place of sacked Gutman". Reuters. 3 January 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Eli Gutman: I dream about qualifying to the World Cup, I am excited and honored.". ONE (in Hebrew). 27 December 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011.