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Eli Guttman

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Eli Guttman ( ; born 24 February 1958) is an Israeli football manager.

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.

In 2001 he became coach of Hapoel Petah Tikva. In the 2001-02 season the team finished sixth; Guttman resigned in May immediately following the season's conclusion. He subsequently returned to Hapoel Be'er Sheva, 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.

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.

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