The Czech Republic’s victory against Moldova in the final evening of the qualification secured their direct qualification for the European Championship. They finished in second place with the same number of points as Albania. However, after the match, Czech coach Jaroslav Šilhavy resigned due to enormous pressure. He had made the decision not to continue working with the national team and informed Petar Fouska, president of the association about it beforehand.
Šilhavy had led the national team in 58 games, winning 28, drawing 10, and losing 20 under his leadership. In their last European Championship, they reached the quarterfinals but were defeated by Denmark with a score of 2-1. Despite this setback, Šilhavy is proud of what he has accomplished during his time as head coach and believes that he has left behind a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations of Czech football players.