Luis Fernandez will be appointed as Israel's new national team manager after a meeting that lasted two and a half hours in the IFA.
Fernandez will aim to guide Israel through the upcoming qualifiers for Euro 2012.
The Frenchman had a short tenure at Israel First division when he was the head coach of Beitar Jerusalem FC (2005/06).
Fernandez said today: "It is a great challenge for me. The Israeli football has many talents, and I am sure that the national team will succeed. I know it will not be an easy task, but I can see the improvement in
Israeli football through the years".
Avi Luzon, IFA chairman: "Mr. Fernandez is the best man for the job. I believe in him and I can count on him to lead the national team".
Israel are in Group 6 for the Euro 2012 qualifiers with Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Georgia and Malta.