Šafářová and Mattek-Sands reunite for Wimbledon: Portugal’s Danny exits Slavia after unimpressive season; Jankulovski takes helm as sporting director at Ostrava; and handball great Jícha gets testimonial.
Šafářová reunites with Mattek-Sands for Wimbledon
Danny exits Slavia after unimpressive season…
The Portuguese footballer Danny has reached agreement with Slavia Prague to terminate his contract after just one year at the club. The 34-year-old midfielder – once the most expensive player in the Russian league – was something of a flop at Slavia. He earned a high salary by Czech league standards but only found the net once and did not start a game in the latter half of the season after suffering injury.
…while Prague club also let Necid go
Jankulovski becomes sporting director at Ostrava
Former Czech international Marek Jankulovski has taken over as sporting director of Baník Ostrava. Jankulovski says he aims to help the club where his career started out in the 1990s and will focus on youth development. The ex-right back earned 78 caps for the Czech Republic and won the Champions League as a player with AC Milan in 2007, becoming, after Milan Baroš and Vladimír Šmicer with Liverpool in 2005, the third Czech to lift the trophy. Baroš, now 36, is today captain of Baník Ostrava.