Leos Kalvoda was today named as the new coach of SK Hradec Králové, a week after Petr Ulicný resigned having guided the club to just one league victory in their opening 15 Czech 1. liga matches.
Ironically, Hradec Králové's sole success came against FC Slovan Liberec, the defending champions, but Kalvoda will start the second half of the season following the winter break with a mission to lift the club up the table, where they are currently 15th out of 16 teams. "He can help us in the struggle against relegation," said chairman Vladimír Voda of the new coach.
The 44-year-old Kalvoda, who has signed a contract until 2004, led MŠK Zilina to the Slovakian championship last season but was fired in August following defeat by FC Basel in UEFA Champions League qualifying. Kalvoda had previously been in charge of SK Sigma Olomouc, the club where he spent the majority of his playing career.
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