Eyal Lahman (Hebrew: אייל לחמן, born 29 September 1965) is the current football manager.

Eyal Lahman
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-09-29) 29 September 1965 (age 56)
Place of birth Petah Tikva, Israel
Youth career
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Hapoel Mehane Yehuda
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Teams managed
Years Team
1990–1993 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda
1993–1994 Beitar Petah Tikva
1994–1995 Hapoel Givat Olga
1995–1998 Ironi Rishon LeZion
1998–1999 Maccabi Petah Tikva
1999 Hapoel Kfar Saba
2000 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
2001 Hapoel Beit She'an
2002–2003 Maccabi Herzliya
2003–2004 Bnei Sakhnin
2005–2006 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
2006–2007 Hapoel Petah Tikva
2007 Hapoel Acre
2008 Hearts of Oak
2008 Maccabi Herzliya
2008–2009 Bnei Sakhnin
2009 AEP Paphos
2010 Ahva Arraba
2010–2011 Hapoel Ra'anana
2011–2012 Maccabi Petah Tikva
2012–2013 Hapoel Rishon LeZion
2014 Hapoel Ashkelon
2015 F.C. Ashdod
2015–2017 Hapoel Afula
2017 Maccabi Herzliya
2020 Hapoel Ra'anana


Born in Petah Tikva, Lahman joined the Hapoel Petah Tikva youth system, but left the club at 16 to join Petah Tikva-based Hapoel Mahane Yehuda. He returned to Hapoel Petah Tikva aged 18, but never played for the senior team.

In 1983, he was appointed manager of the children's team. He moved to Bnei Yehuda, where he coached the youth team. In 1989, he became youth team coach at Maccabi Petah Tikva.

He was given his first full managerial position by Hapoel Mahane Yehuda in 1991. In 1993, he became Beitar Petah Tikva manager, before moving the Hapoel Givat Olga the following year. In 1995, he was appointed manager of Ironi Rishon LeZion, leading the club to the State Cup final in 1996, though they lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 1998, he moved on to Maccabi Petah Tikva, before joining Hapoel Kfar Saba the following season. After six matches of the 1999–2000 season he left the club and later joined Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

During the following season he left Be'er Sheva and joined Hapoel Beit She'an. The season after, he joined Maccabi Herzliya, where he remained until 2003.

In 2003, he joined Bnei Sakhnin, who had just been promoted to the Premier League. Lahman led the club to survival, and their first State Cup final, which they won, qualifying them for Europe. However, he left the club in 2004.

In 2006, he joined Hapoel Petah Tikva, who were relegated. He started the 2007–08 season at Hapoel Acre, but left the club after 14 matches. In February 2008 he joined Hearts of Oak, but returned to Israel later in the year to manage Maccabi Herzliya. After 8 matches he quit this position in order to become the manager of Bnei Sakhnin.[1]

In June 2009 he signed for one year with AEP Paphos, but in September after just three months with the club he was sacked after one game.

In May 2010 he signed a contract with Hapoel Ra'anana.

On 18 October 2011 he signed a contract with Maccabi Petah Tikva, and on 21 January 2012 he resigned from the club.

On 30 January 2012 he signed with Hapoel Rishon LeZion.[1]



  1. ^ "Eyal Lahman signed in Hapoel Rishon LeZion" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.