Slovak Football Association Eyes Weiss Replacement
Things haven’t being going too well recently for head coach of the Slovak national football team after Slovakia were knocked out of the 2012 European Championships thanks mostly to defeats to Armenia, so there is now talk of ousting him from his position.
Weiss’ contract as national team coach doesn’t run out until the end of 2013, and so if the Slovak Football ASsocaition want to replace him, they will have to pay him off the EUR 800,000 in salaries that he would get for the contractual term. According to daily Hospodarske Noviny, head of the Slovak Football Association, Jan Kovacik, is trying to get Weiss replaced, possibly by the coach of Viktoria Plzen, Pavel Vrba.
Kovacik admitted enquiring a few months ago about when Vrba’s contract with the Czech champions ends, while Tomas Paclik, owner of the Plzen club, also admitted talks about Vrba with Kovacik. Paclik said simply ” we will see what happens after the Christmas holidays”. Given the handsome pay-off Weiss would receive, he himself is probably hoping to be sacked.
Coach Weiss is also not doing so well with Slovan Bratislava, where he is the acting coach, as the team ended its Europa League aspirations with just one point from six games. Slovan lost its last game at home 2-3 to Salzburg.
Weiss has been held in great esteem in Slovakia since he led to the team to victory over Italy in the World Cup, but some vulgar outbursts at journalists combined with recent results have sent his popularity into a nosedive.