Barak Becher will say goodbye to Maccabi Haifa finally and officially tomorrow (Saturday, 20:30) in his last game on the team’s lines, against Hapoel Jerusalem. Just before the emotional farewell and the move to Red Star Belgrade, the mastermind behind the three consecutive championships of the Greens spoke at length in an interview with News 13 about the difficult struggles, the decision to keep the family in Israel and also about the visit of the Serbian delegation to Israel that did not agree to leave without signing him.
“I saw how much they wanted me, and I decided it was the right thing,” said Bacher. “This place can also be successful professionally. I wouldn’t go alone, but only with my team. Even if one didn’t come with me, I wouldn’t move to Serbia.” According to Danny Inbar, the mental coach of Maccabi Haifa who is moving to Serbia with him, the president of the star arrived at the meeting in Israel ready and determined. “The president of the Red Star and five people are sitting with suits, they sit down and they say to him, Mr. Bachar, we have come to sign you. He said, we will not leave here until we sign you. They really, really wanted him.”
“First of all, it’s really something new, it’s a very big challenge,” says Becher, sharing the difficult challenges. “Every day I thought something different. One day I thought I couldn’t leave here, and another day I said I needed a new challenge. The next day I changed again, it was a very difficult decision, and only when, from their point of view, I had to make the decision, it fell. The new challenge tipped the scales In the end”.-
At first, Becher’s wife and children will not accompany him to Belgrade. Bachar admits: “It’s leaving the comfort zone, it’s leaving a family, at least in the first stage I’m supposed to be alone. It’s not easy. Once you make a decision, you don’t know what you’re going for, you have to see how I’ll acclimate there because it’s not something normal, but I I believe that the advantage of my wife and children is that they know how to give me the peace to succeed. The family sacrifices itself so that I have the best conditions to succeed, which is not obvious. She understands that this is a move that is very important for my career development. It is an opportunity to advance to much greater heights.”
And what does he think about the successes in Israel in recent years? “Even if I had imagined it, no one would have thought of such a success. I can’t stop and say ‘Wow’, I’m always thinking about the next thing, about the next challenge. This is the life of a coach. It’s fun to win titles, certainly at Maccabi Haifa , also at Hapoel Be’er Sheva, but I’m already looking ahead and thinking about the next degree.”