The Czech Republic’s win against Moldova in the final round of qualification for the European Championship secured their direct qualification for the event. Despite finishing in second place with the same number of points as Albania, they were able to secure a spot in the tournament. However, after the match, Czech coach Jaroslav Šilhavy resigned due to immense pressure. He had made it clear before the game that he and his staff had decided not to continue working with the national team and informed Petar Fouska, president of the association, about their decision. Šilhavy led the national team for 58 games during his tenure, winning 28, drawing 10, and losing 20 matches.
The Czech Republic had a successful run in the last European Championship as well. They reached the quarterfinals but were defeated by Denmark with a score of 2-1.
Despite this setback, Šilhavy’s legacy will be remembered fondly by many fans who admired his dedication and passion for coaching.
Moving forward, the Czech Republic will prepare for their participation in the European Championship with renewed determination and focus on achieving success on home soil.