Football: Hašek to coach Czech national team through rest of World Cup qualifiers

07-07-2009

Head of the Czech FA Ivan Hašek has appointed himself coach of the national football team, just weeks after dismissing Frantisek Straka from the post. On Tuesday, Mr Hašek announced that he would coach the Czechs through the rest of their World Cup qualifying matches. Former Czech coach Karel Brueckner is set to become his advisor, news website iDnes.cz reported. Mr Hašek’s assistants were also unveiled on Tuesday, they are; Michal Bílek, Luděk Klusáček and Jan Stejskal. At a press conference, Mr Hašek said that, as head of the country’s football association, he would not renounce his responsibility at a ‘critical moment’ for Czech soccer.