Balzan FC have confirmed the appointment of Oliver Spiteri as their new first-team coach.
The Times of Malta had reported last week that Spiteri was the outstanding favourite to take over the reins at Balzan.
In a statement, Balzan FC said that Spiteri had been appointed as first-team coach and will be assisted by Jean Paul Desira.
“After a detailed search, Balzan FC is pleased to announce that Oliver Spiteri and Jean Paul Desira have been appointed as Head Coach and Assistant Coach respectively for Balzan FC’s first team,” the Premier League club said in a statement.
On his part, president Anton Tagliaferro said; “We are delighted that Oliver and Jean Paul are returning to Balzan FC. In their first spell at the club Balzan enjoyed great success and we are all hopeful that this success can be repeated. “
“Recruitment for next season is now in full swing with the pre season scheduled to commence in early July.”
For Spiteri this will be his second spell at Balzan FC and fills the void left by Paul Zammit who was relieved off his duties in the final stages of the 2021-22 season.
Spiteri had already been in charge of Balzan FC between 2013 and 2017, during which period he led them to the final of the FA Trophy.
Last season, Spiteri was at the helm of Sta Lucia FC but his spell came to an end last January. A few weeks later he was appointed as technical director at Sliema Wanderers, but his tenure ended at the end of the campaign.
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