Jesmond Zerafa – Valletta FC Technical Director
Valletta FC have appointed Jesmond Zerafa as the club’s technical director, the Premier League club announced on Monday.
Zerafa has a huge history with his hometown club both as a player and also as a coach and his addition to the team’s technical staff will surely be a major boost to the whole club in what is turning out to be a difficult season with the side battling to retain their status in the Premier League.
Zerafa enjoyed a successful career as a Valletta FC player and after retiring as a player he had two stints as coach of Valletta FC.
Zerafa was named as first-team coach for season 2010-11 and guided the team to the Premier League title.
The former Malta international stepped down from the post the following season and went on to manage other Maltese clubs including Qormi, Naxxar Lions, Balzan, and Gżira United among others.
In the summer of 2020, Zerafa was again appointed as coach when he put pen to paper on a two-year deal.
But his second stint at the club lasted only a few months as he resigned in November of the same year.
It is understood that Zerafa will be working closely with the club’s first-team coach Enzo Potenza as they look to steer the club away from the relegation zone.
Last week, Valletta suffered a miserable week as they first lost to Mosta in the FA Trophy Last 16 and then conceded a heart-breaking 1-0 defeat to old rivals Birkirkara that left the team just one point above the drop zone.
Source – Times of Malta