The Czech Republic’s triumph over Moldova in the final evening of qualification for the European Championship has secured their direct entry into the tournament. They finished in second place with an equal number of points as Albania, but it was not enough to keep coach Jaroslav Šilhavy from resigning due to immense pressure. Following the match, Šilhavy announced his decision to step down and informed Petar Fouska, president of the association, about it beforehand.
Šilhavy had been at the helm of the national team for 58 games during his tenure, winning 28, drawing 10, and losing 20 matches. In their last European Championship appearance, the Czech Republic reached the quarterfinals but were ultimately defeated by Denmark with a score of 2-1. Despite their successes under Šilhavy’s leadership, it appears that he is no longer able to handle the pressures that come with coaching a national team and has decided to step aside.