Berlin - Czechs should come to terms with the possibility of having a foreign coach training the Czech national football team.
German coach Klaus Toppmöller has recently admitted he was contacted by the Czech team management about the coaching position.
According to on-line Kicker football magazine, he is the most likely candidate to the place of the outgoing national team coach, Karel Brückner.
"Yes, I have been contacted," said 56-year-old coach to Sport-Informations-Dients agency.
"But I would like to avoid further speculation," added the experienced football strategist who managed to push his Leverkusen team into the UEFA Champions League finals.
Nevertheless, the Czech national team is not the only one who is interested in hiring the German coach. Ghana´s football union has expressed an interest in Toppmöller as well.
"They have gotten in touch with me, but nothing specific has been set," said the coach who previously trained Georgia's team.
After the Czech national team ended their run at the European Championship prematurely, the Football Federation of the Czech Republic (ČMFS) contacted German football union Sports Director Matthias Sammer who turned down the offer to coach the Czech team.
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The names of possible candidates were announced by ČMFS Tuesday. They include Jozef Chovanec, current director of legendary Prague footbal team Sparta, Petr Rada and Brasilian coach Carlos Albert Torres.
The offer was already refused by Ivan Hašek who is a coach of a football team from Dubai as well as by Prague's Slavia coach Karel Jarolím. The new coach will not be decided until mid-July.