Fujairah hire Hasek as third coach of season after firing Abdulqadir
Fujairah on Thursday named Ivan Hasek as their new coach after parting ways with Abdulwahab Abdulqadir, following the team’s 3-0 loss to Al Shabab in the Arabian Gulf League on Tuesday.
Hasek’s first game with the promoted club is set for the Zabeel Stadium against Al Wasl on Sunday.
He is Fujairah’s third coach this season, following Djemal Hadziabdic, the Bosnian who was dismissed before the start of the season, and Abdulqadir, appointed after the Iraqi was fired from Ajman.
Fujairah are 12th in the league table, with nine points after 10 games. They were hammered 7-0 by Baniyas, but bounced back to stun Sharjah 2-0 in their next game.
However, the defeat that followed was Abdulqadir’s last match.
Hasek returns to the UAE for the third time, having managed Wasl in 2005 and Al Ahli twice from 2007 to 2009, and again in 2011.
The Czech was successful at Ahli in his first spell, leading them to the President’s Cup in 2008 and the league title in ’09.
Hasek left Dubai to take up dual roles as chairman of the Czech football federation and manager of their national team, but returned to Ahli in 2011. He did not enjoy the same success as his first stay and was dismissed after a set of poor results.
Hasek arrived at Fujairah after being sacked by Qatar Sports Club following two defeats in the season’s two games. Prior to that, he had spells at Saudi Arabia clubs Al Ahli and Al Hilal.
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Updated: December 12, 2014 04:00 AM