Czech Republic football coach Jaroslav Silhavy announced his resignation this Monday, just minutes after the team qualified for the finals of Euro 2024, by defeating Moldova 3-0.
“Although I am now experiencing a happy moment, I had already decided before the game that I would not continue,” the 62-year-old coach revealed to Czech public television, in an interview after the game.
Silhavy, who led the Czech team to the quarter-finals of the last European Championship, was criticized for the team’s poor performance in Group E, where they finished second behind Albania, after winning just four matches out of a total of eight.
The Czech team was also rocked by a scandal less than 48 hours before the decisive game against Moldova, when three internationals – Vladimir Coufal (West Ham), Jakub Brabec (Aris Salonica) and Jan Kuchta (Sparta Prague) – were excluded from the squad. group after spending the night from Saturday to Sunday in a nightclub.
The Albanian team finished first in Group E, with 15 points, the same as the Czech Republic, which came in second place, followed by Poland, with 11, Moldova, with 10, and the Faroe Islands, with two.
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