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Guttman steps down as Israel coach

23:00 GMT+4 14/10/2015
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A disappointing qualifying campaign has led to the boss stepping down from his post, admitting that he was unable to meet his own target of third place in Group B

Eli Guttman has resigned as Israel coach following their failure to qualify for Euro 2016.

Israel finished fourth in Group B, missing out on third and a place in the play-offs after losing 3-1 to group winners Belgium on Tuesday.

Guttman had been in charge since 2011 but has now decided to end his reign, saying: "Ultimately, we are all measured by results. I set myself a target to finish in third place. We did not achieve this aim and I am stepping aside."

Israel have been drawn alongside Spain, Italy, Albania, Macedonia and Liechtenstein in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.