9th round of the first football league: Zbrojovka Brno – FK Teplice, September 17, 2022, Brno. Teplice coach Jiří Jarošík.
Moscow – Marcel Lička became the coach of football players Dynamo Moscow. Jiří Jarošík, who will replace Lička on Orenburg's bench, will also coach in the Russian league from next season, despite the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Both clubs announced the arrival of the 45-year-old Czech coaches on their websites.
Jarošík, who prematurely ended up on the Teplice bench at the beginning of March, signed a two-year contract according to Orenburg sports director Dmitri Andreyev. A former midfielder or defender in Russia during his playing career, he played for CSKA Moscow and Samara, Jarošík has three daughters with his Russian wife Zlata.
Lička led Orenburg for three years and in the past year he won seventh place with him, which is the best result in the club's history. In March, Orenburg exercised the option and extended his contract. Dynamo paid him out of the contract for one million euros (23.7 million crowns). According to Russian media, the former midfielder will earn the same amount per season at the Moscow club. He has a contract for one year with an option for two more.
“Marcel is an ambitious person. Like every coach, he wants to take the next step and sees no problem in that,” said Ličko's agent, Anatoliy Nikolayev, to the Sport24.ru server. “He had a great season in Orenburg and showed what he can do. He has new ideas and thoughts that he will use in Dynamo. The club will be satisfied,” he added.
His brother Mario will also move from Orenburg to Moscow with Lička. Another assistant will be former Russian international Rolan Gusev, who played for Dynamo and CSKA Moscow.
The 11-time league champion from the time of the Soviet Union finished ninth last season. The Serbian coach Slaviša Jokanovič paid for the bad results by resigning before the end of the competition. His successor, Liček, will succeed fellow countryman Jaroslav Hřebík, who was Dynamo's coach 19 years ago.
Jarošík is awaiting his second foreign assignment as head coach. He lasted only four months on the bench of the Slovenian NK Celje, in April 2021 the management of the reigning champion at the time dismissed him due to unsatisfactory results.
The twenty-three-time representative before Teplice also led the second division teams Prostějov and Ústí nad Labem. The former footballer of Sparta, Chelsea, Birmingham, Celtic Glasgow or Zaragoza won the championship title in the Czech Republic, England, Russia and Scotland as a player.