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executive commitee of Slovak FA selected today Pavel Vrba for the new coach of Slovak NT. Pavel Vrba has still valid contract with Viktoria Plzen (till summer 2013) so there is necessary to deal with Pavel Vrba and his club about conditions of his release from contract.

He´s excpected to take over Slovak NT in summer.
 

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from his wiki entry

Pavel Vrba (born 6 December 1963) is a Czech football manager and former player.

As a player, Vrba played for several clubs, the best of them being Baník Ostrava. As a coach he led several Czech and Slovak clubs. He won the Slovak Superleague with MŠK Žilina in the 2006-2007 season. Vrba is currently coaching FC Viktoria Plzeň. He is known for applying an offensive football philosophy in the teams he coaches.[1] In 2010 he led Viktoria Plzeň to the victory in the Czech Football Cup for the first time in the club history. He was voted the Czech Coach of the Year for 2010. In the 2010/2011 season of the Gambrinus liga, he won the league with Viktoria Plzeň for the first time in the club history.


Youth career
1973–1979 FC Přerov
1979–1981 FC Baník Ostrava
Senior career* Years Team
1981–1982 Železárny Prostějov
1982–1984 RH Cheb
1984–1985 FC Baník Ostrava
1985–1993 Baník Havířov
1993–1994 FC Přerov

Teams managed
1994–1996 FC Přerov
1996–2004 FC Baník Ostrava (Assistant)
2004–2006 FK Matador Púchov
2006–2008 MŠK Žilina
2006–2008 Slovakia (Assistant)
2008– FC Viktoria Plzeň
 

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acc.FA official site, FA named Michal Hipp, assistant of former coach Weiss, to coach team Slovakia during the friendly game vs Turkey away played on February 29th, 2012.

Next fixtures are Poland away (May 26th) and Netherlands away (May 30th). Czech Gambrinusliga ends on May 13th, so Vrba will be theoretically avalaible for these.
 

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The Slovak football federation says it wants Viktoria Plzen coach Pavel Vrba to take over the national team.

The federation says chairman Jan Kovacik was given a mandate to negotiate a deal with the Czech coach.

The 48-year-old Vrba would replace Vladimir Weiss, whose contract was terminated in January following the team's failure to qualify for the 2012 European Championship.

Vrba led Plzen to its first Czech league title and earned a spot in the Europa League after finishing third in the group stage of the Champions League behind Barcelona and AC Milan.

Vrba, whose contract with Plzen expires in 2013, says he is honored but has to discuss the situation with Plzen owners.

He was a Slovakia assistant coach in 2006-07.

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Would be a huge blow to Plzen club IMO. I think Vrba would be better off to wait and not make a hasty decision. Can he be a combine Slovakia NT with Plzen just as Weiss did with Slovan? In the summer he can get better potential opportunities: foreign clubs, Sparta, and then there is potential for Czech NT should Bilek get fired (which is likely)....
 

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Vrba alone said it´s impossible to coach two teams at once, so I doubt he will take two simultaneous jobs like Weiss did.

Slovak FA isnt in hurry to sign him right now. Hipp will lead squad vs Turkey this month, and next two friendlies are planned in post-season (see #3 above). Vrba can finish the season with Viktoria Plzen and take the job with Slovak NT.

I understand many czech fans are pissed because he was obvious choice for Czech NT in post Bilek era which everyone believes comes to the end after probably unsuccesfull Euro tournament. For Vrba´s personal ambitions, NT it s leap forward. Imagine him having an realistic chance to qualify for Brazil 2014, he would be dumb to turn out such an chance. This is offer he has on table, not some ifs and whens and rumours. He never got official offer to take over Czech NT and if Bilek´s squad will reach some success on Euro, he will be never offered the job. Realistically, he has just same chance to qualify to Brazil 2014 with Slovakia as with Czech NT, at least I dont see potential of Czech squad being much higher than ours.

Sparta ? If he will be succesfull with Slovak NT, he will have much better (or richer, depends on what you likes more) clubs to choose from than Sparta.
 

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Viktoria Plzen announced today they dont let Pavel Vrba leave. Vrba is under contract till summer 2013.
 
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