The Football Association is close to unveiling, in the next few days, the new coach who will succeed Serbian Ivan Jovanovic in the leadership of the national team, in preparation for the resumption of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, and the Asian Cup 2023, next October and November.
All indications, especially in light of the current situation as a result of the measures imposed by the crisis of the "Corona virus", indicate that the Football Federation will prefer hiring a coach who previously trained in the Arab Gulf League, and most of the coaches currently in the league, perhaps the most prominent of them is Serbian Vuk Razovic, Al Dhafra coach Currently, he is one of the distinguished coaches, and he is considered the most prominent candidate, alongside the Romanian Olario Cosmin and the Croatian Zoran Mamic.
Throughout the history of the team, many coaches who proved their presence with the clubs in the league trained him before they got the opportunity to lead the “white”, and the number of 12 coaches, although this trend is considered the most realistic, in terms of that these coaches have a great experience in Emirates ball, and they know the local player mentality. Historically two experiments in this regard have succeeded, namely, the late French coach Bruno Metsu and Mahdi Ali.
At the level of national coaches, the team was trained by Jumah Ghareeb, Abdullah Saqr, Jumah Rabie, and Badr Saleh, after they established their presence with the League clubs and the teams of the Sunni stages, while Abdullah Misfer, the only one who took over the team, was trained before he experimented with the League clubs, but remains The most successful experience with one of the most prominent coaches in the history of Al-Abyad, the former Al-Ahly coach, Mahdi Ali. The "engineer" led the team four and a half years, during which he achieved exceptional numbers with the "white", as the number of games in which he trained the national team reached 68 games, he won 41 games, equaled 11 games, and lost 16 games, while "White" scored »135 goals, he scored 67 goals, and his most prominent achievements were winning the 2013 Gulf Cup, getting third in 2014, and getting third in the 2015 Asian Cup, while Mahdi Ali scored many records with the national team, the most prominent of which was that he was the most coach who led the team in Consecutive games without loss, in 20 games, as he achieved the longest successive winning streak of 17 games, and is considered the most victorious, the most scoring goals, and the most collecting points in the history of the team.
On the other hand, at the level of foreign coaches, the idea of hiring coaches who had previously succeeded with clubs emerged, but this experiment only succeeded with the French Bruno Metsu, who achieved the most remarkable achievement led by Al Ain to win the 2003 AFC Champions League title for the first time in history, before training the team , And achieves a historic achievement by winning the first title in the history of "white" when he won the 2007 Gulf Cup.
For its part, the Football Association is betting on the nomination of Serbian coach Razovic to take over the team’s training, after he proved his success significantly with Al Dhafra in the last two seasons, by leading the team to occupy a good position in the league, and also led him to qualify for the first time in his history to the President’s Cup final last season, Before the achievement repeats itself and qualifies for the final season to face Al Ain.
Razovic started his training career in 2005 with the Serbian Serem team, then worked as an assistant coach with the Serbian Partizan in 2008, and won the league title three years in a row, as he qualified with the team for the group stage in the European Champions three times as well, and later moved to train the Serbian Teleoptic in 2011 , To return after that and take part in Partizan in 2013 for two years, then Dynamo Minsk, while he went through his first experience outside Serbia to take over as coach of Al-Faisaly Saudi in 2017-2018.
Coaches of the team throughout its history
■ Citizens (6): Jumaa Gharib, Abdullah Mesfer, Abdullah Saqr, Jumaa Rabi`, Badr Salih, and Mahdi Ali.
■ The Netherlands (5): Tiny Reims, Joe Bonfrear, Ademus, Advocaat, and Marvik.
France (4): Henri Michel, Jean Godard, Dominique Patnier and Bruno Mitsu.
■ Brazil (3): Carlos Alberto, Mario Zagalo, and Lori Sandri.
Egypt (2): Mohamed Shehata and Mimi El-Sherbiny.
England (2): Don Countryman and Rudy Hodgson.
Croatia (2): Tomislav Ivich and Strechko.
■ Poland (2): Blaout Carlos and Tony Pechink.
■ Iran (1): Hashmat al-Muhajirani.
■ Ukraine (1): Valery Lubanovsky.
■ Czech Republic (1): Milan Machala.
■ Portugal (1): Carlos Queiroz.
■ Yugoslavia (1) Tadic.
■ Slovenia (1) Strishko Katanj.
■ Argentina (1) Edgardo Bauza.
■ Italy (1) Alberto Zaccheroni.
■ Serbia (1) Ivan Jovanovic.
Coaches who took over the national team after leading clubs in the league:
■ Dutchman Tiny Reichs (loneliness and an eye).
■ Dutchman Joe Bonfrear (unit).
■ Brazilian Lori Sandri (Al Ain).
■ The Egyptian Muhammad Shehta (Al-Ahly).
■ Polish Blaot Carlos (Sharjah).
■ Iranian Hashemat Muhajirani (Al-Shabab and Al-Ahly).
■ French Bruno Mitsu (Al Ain).
Jumaa Gharib (Al-Ahly).
■ Mahdi Ali (Al-Ahly).
■ Abdullah Saqer (youth, Ajman and Hatta).
■ Friday Spring (Sharjah).
Badr Saleh (Al-Khaleej, Dibba Al-Hisn and Arabism).