TAM COURTS has made his first signing as Honved boss as he prepares to take training with his new club for the first time today.

The former Dundee United manager moved to Hungary for a new challenge last week and he will put his players through their paces for the first time this week before heading off to Slovenia for a training camp.

Courts has recruited uncapped Israeli midfielder Maxim Plakushchenko from Maccabi Haifa as the first player to join his Hungarian revolution on a two-year deal.

And he admitted he is looking forward to working with his new squad.
Courts said: "I think the most important thing when a new manager comes to take over a team is for everyone to start with a clean slate.

"Therefore, my first step will be to get to know people and reassure them that I take this opportunity I received from Honved very seriously."

Honved, who have former Dundee United coach Chris Docherty, as sporting director, have also moved to extend the contracts of six of their players.