“Of course I am very happy with such an award. Now I have it mainly by remembering the beautiful previous years that I had in football. Lots of great experiences and interesting games and players. It has been an incredible 10 years, ”said Vrba. journalists.
Vrba followed the legendary Karel Brückner, who mastered the survey from 2001 to 2010. Like the previous winner, he is best known as a pioneer of attacking and combined football. When Vrba took over Pilsen in the fall of 2008, he started playing with her for the time being in the highest competition in an unusually offensive style. He went on to win three league titles with Victoria in an exceptionally successful period in two appearances in West Bohemia, and played with her three times in a Champions League group.
Sparta Prague coach Pavel Vrba celebrates a 1-0 win over Slavia.
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“If I am a pioneer of attacking football in the Czech league, I would not dare to say that. I am mostly influenced by the fact that I was able to gradually move from the youngest, from the preparations. I played in the Czech league in Žilina, the owner of which wanted to dominate and score a lot of goals, where I was convinced it could work in adult football as well. He wanted to be successful here too, ”said Vrba, who started his career in trainer in Ostrava.
“The Czech league was perhaps the most defensive in the world in the past. Then Pavel came up with something that impressed me terribly. I got to watch Pilsen games ten times in a row, I wondered how he was possible that the Right-back is so much up. Impressed me that the Czech team is able to outdo the European opponent in certain parameters, “said Vrba Trpišovský.
Vrba also won the title of manager in Slovakia with Žilina and in Bulgaria with Ludogorc Razgrad. From 2014 to 2016, he led the Czech national team. The 55-year-old coach took over Sparta in February and currently sits second in the table behind leaders Pilsen.
“We want to play at the top, of course, and as a Sparta coach I have to say we would like to end Slavia’s line of success. We want to be ahead of them, but also ahead of all other opponents,” Vrba added.
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