Šírl returns to Czech league after successful stint at Zenit St Petersburg


Midfielder Radek Šírl has left the Russian club Zenit St Petersburg for Mladá Bolesav in the Czech football league. The 29-year-old joined Zenit from Sparta Prague in 2002, helping the club win the Russian league title in 2007 and the UEFA Cup the following year. However, after problems with injuries he was recently released by Zenit. Šírl, who can also play as a full-back, has eight caps for the Czech national side.