The 61-year-old was coaching the national team during seven seasons. He led the team from 2005 to 2008 and returned in the summer of 2010. He led the Czechs to Olympic bronze in Turin 2006, one IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship silver medal (2006) and two bronze medals (2011, 2012).

The Czechs didnít enjoy the same success in Sochi with a sixth-place finish and only two wins in five games.

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