Dusan Uhrin named Viktoria Plzen coach

Dusan Uhrin has been named coach of Czech champion Viktoria

Plzen following Pavel Vrba’s move to take over the national


Plzen says Uhrin has been given a 2 1/2-year contract. The

46-year-old Uhrin was previously in charge of clubs in the Czech

Republic, Romania and Cyprus.

Earlier this month, Uhrin cut short his contract at Georgian

club Dinamo Tbilisi to be able to join Plzen.

His first competitive match will be a Europa League encounter

with Shakhtar Donetsk on Feb. 20.

Uhrin’s father, also named Dusan, led the Czech national team to

the 1996 European Championship final.