Jaroslav Šilhavý resigned from continuing to lead the Czech national team after advancing to EURO 2024.
The 62-year-old coach took over the team of our southern neighbor in September 2018. Then, in a relatively short time, he achieved very decent results in the form of gaining promotion and reaching the quarterfinals of EURO 2020 and taking part in the highest division of the Nations League.
Later, however, the Czechs lowered their hopes and lost the play-off with Sweden for the World Cup and said goodbye to the group of the best teams in the Nations League.
Despite this, Jaroslav Šilhavý remained in his position and successfully entered the qualifying rounds of the European Championships in 2024 by winning over Poland.
At that time, it seemed that the way for his team to easily obtain a ticket to the German tournament was open.-
However, the reality did not turn out to be rosy for the Czechs, who only after winning the last match against Moldova (3-0) in the shadow of an alcohol scandalwon direct promotion to EURO 2024.
However, achieving the set goal was not enough for the 62-year-old trainer, who resigned immediately after the meeting.
Representatives of local football thus have some time to select a valuable successor to Šilhavý so that he can start preparations for the European Championship in March, where the Czechs are counting on more than just playing three group matches.