In a strategic move to inject new momentum into the season, the ADNOC Pro League teams have announced a series of high-profile coaching appointments during the current break following the conclusion of matchweek 12, as the UAE national team prepares for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup finals in Qatar.
Four clubs have announced new coaching signings. Emirates FC have taken a step forward by hiring the seasoned Italian coach Walter Zenga, recognized for his rich legacy with teams like Al Ain and Al Nasr.
Mirel Rădoi, the Romanian strategist, makes a switch to Al Jazira, aiming to replicate his formative leadership showcased at Al Bataeh earlier this season.
In turn, Al Bataeh have entrusted their squad to Croatian Goran Tomić, known for his previous tenure at Al Nasr.
Completing the lineup of fresh appointments, Al Wahda have confirmed Serbian Goran Tufegdzic as their new commander on the sidelines, bringing his prior experience as Al Nasr's coach to the fore.