BRATISLAVA: The former coach of Slovakia’s national football team, Vladimir Weiss, has quit as the coach of Slovan Bratislava over the team’s poor recent performances at home and in Europe.
Weiss, 47, who quit as the national team coach earlier this year, has been in charge of Slovan Bratislava since August 2008.
“This was my last match with Slovan, I’m quitting my post,” Weiss said Sunday evening after his side’s 1-1 draw with MSK Zilina in a league match.
Six-time national champions, Slovan Bratislava were eliminated earlier this month in the second preliminary round of the UEFA Europe League by Hungary’s Videoton.
Weiss, known for his short temper, guided Slovakia to the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup on their debut at the finals.
The Slovaks beat defending champions Italy 3-2 in the group stage before losing to the Netherlands in the second round.
His 22-year-old son Vladimir, a winger on Manchester City’s books, was also part of the Slovak team.
Weiss, who played for the former Czechoslovakia at the World Cup in Italy in 1990, previously coached Slovak top-flight side Artmedia Petrzalka and Russia’s Saturn Ramenskoye. – AFP
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