Qatar Football AssociationNews
30.12.2014 4:24 in :

DOHA: Bosnian Amar Osim has took over as the new coach of QSL side Al Kharaitiyat, it was confirmed yesterday.

The 47 year-old replaces Bertrand Marchand who led the Doha side for almost two seasons, Marchand, parted ways with the club in the back of a mediocre first half of the ongoing season as Al Kharaitiyat are placed twelfth at the Qatar Stars League table with an ungenerous tally of 13 points.

Osim’s coaching career started in Bosnia’s FK Željezničar youth squad which he guided to success in domestic competitions. his father – famous coach Ivica Osim – invited him to Japan to be his assistant at JEF United. After Ivica Osim was named the head coach of the Japanese national team, Amar was promoted.

He guided JEF to winning the J. League Cup in 2006. But after a poor finish to the 2007 season, in which JEF United finished in 13th place in the J. League, Osim was sacked.

After his Japanese adventure, Osim returned to his hometown and from July 2009, he returned to FK Željezničar for his second spell as the club’s manager immediately winning the league title and finished as national cup runners up. In the following season he won the national cup, losing the league title just one round before the end of the season and ending third. In 2012, he claimed once more the league title, with three round left to play, breaking many records on the way and also defended the national cup, bringing after 11 years the double back to Željezničar.