Vrba hires veteran coach Brueckner as consultant

The new manager of the Czech soccer team, Pavel Vrba, has hired one of his predecessors, Karel Brueckner, as a consultant. Brueckner, who is 74, led a strong generation of players to the semi-finals at the 2004 European Championship in Portugal. The Czech FA headhunted Vrba for the national job after he proved a huge success at the helm of club Viktoria Plzeň. No details of the deal with Brueckner have been revealed.

Author: Ian Willoughby