today 17:01 | Coach Tomáš Galásek will leave the Czech football club Baník Ostrava after the season. Sunday’s league duel with the championship Pilsen will be the last one for him on Baník’s bench, the 49-year-old former Czech national team will return to Germany for family reasons. His successor will be Pavel Vrba, who finished less than a week ago in Sparta Prague. Galásek spent a year in the North Moravian club, most of him as an assistant to Ondřej Smetana, after his departure as head coach. “This year has been very inspiring and rewarding for me, but also exhausting. I have a family in Germany and I feel the need to give it back what it has sacrificed for me during my professional career,” said former Ajax player Amsterdam, 1. FC Nuremberg or Borussie Mönchengladbach for the Baník website. Willow returns to Bazaly after eighteen years. The 58-year-old coach agreed with the management on a two-year contract. Vrba began his coaching career in Baník and in 2004 he decorated it in pair with František Komňacký by winning the championship title. “I admit that there was not much to think about. I wanted to go back to where I started with big football. I have a relationship with Baník, the club has ambitions, a good background, an academy and great fans,” Vrba told the club website, which in the past he also led the Slovak teams Matador Púchov (2004-2006) and MŠK Žilina (2006-2008). He led Žilina to the title in 2007, and also worked as an assistant at the Slovak national team from 2006 to 2007.
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