Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba has left the national team job to pick up a post in Russia, the Football Association confirms.
The coach failed to guide the team out of Group D at the ongoing Euro 2016 in France. He has now left to continue his coaching career in another role at Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia.
The 52-year old tactician led the team where they could only garner a point from the 2-2 draw against Croatia. The team lost to defending champions Spain and they then were defeated by Turkey in a shocking encounter. The finished bottom at the group, meaning their campaign ended instantly.
Vrba was the one who guided Viktoria Plzen to two league titles and a Czech Cup victory; he agreed to lead the national team in November 2013. He started the job in the first month in 2014, as the team had already failed to qualify got the World Cup which was hosted in Brazil. Since taking over, he has recorded some decent strides. One of which is leading the team to the top spot in Group A of the qualifying round for the European Championship. Czech qualified above Turkey, eventual quarter finalist Iceland and Netherlands, who later missed out at the tournament.
On Thursday, the FA announced that the coach will be joining Anzhi, who won a playoff in the last season against Volgar Astrakhan to remain in the Russian Premier League. He joins the hosts of coaches that have left their former duty posts after the tournament. Roy Hodgson of England is one of the recent ones who resigned based on his team’s performance at the tournament. Vincente del Bosque is another high profile manager who resigned from the Spanish national team following the team’s performance. The Russian coach Leonid Slutsy is another that left after the tournament.