September 11, 2018 / 10:48 AM / in a month

Czech Republic coach Jarolim leaves by mutual consent following defeats

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The manager of the Czech Republic national team Karel Jarolim has left his position by mutual consent, the country’s Football Association said on Twitter on Tuesday.

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic - Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - October 5, 2017. Czech Republic coach Karel Jarolim REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

The decision follows a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home by Ukraine in their UEFA Nations League opener last Thursday and a 5-1 thrashing by Russia in a friendly match on Monday.

The association said it would meet with new coaching candidates in the coming days.

Jarolim was appointed in July 2016 but failed to qualify the side for this year’s World Cup in Russia.

Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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