Plzeň coach Pavel Vrba to coach Czech national football team
Plzen coach Pavel Vrba is to be the new coach of the Czech national football team, the Czech Football Federation announced on Monday. Vrba will take up the post on January 1, 2014, using an option to end his contract with Plzen before it expires. He will replace Michal Bilek who resigned from the post following the national team’s failure to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. The team is currently led by interim coach Josef Pesice. The 49-year-old Vrba led Plzen to the lucrative Champions League twice in the last three years.