In an interview of Lior’s brother to “Maarive” daily newspaper he told about Lior’s feelings and the player’s relationships with the coach. It all began in the summer when, during the Israel national team games Lior asked for a permission to leave the national team in order to join his brother’s wedding. At start coach Sherf refused to send Lior but after some pressure of veteran players such as Tapiro and Kozikaro coach Sherf was willing to let him join his brother wedding. “From this point on” says Lior’s brother “everything changed”. Lior’s brother claims that Zvika is abusing Lior by saying in some team practice: “I expect several things of each and every one of you guys, besides Lior who I usually screw up”. Lior’s brother keeps on telling about the other cases of Sherf throwing Lior out of practices and humiliating him in front of the players and media.
Taking into account the last loses of Maccabi in the Israeli domestic league and other voices who are telling about bad relations between Zvika and the players (such is Tal Burstein case) it’s not sure whether we will see Zvika in Maccabi next season, names of Drucker, Gershon and Blatt are in the air.
So who will coach Maccabi next year? The answer will be known in short time but the most sure thing is that we won’t see both Lior and Sherf in the same team.