Smicer makes Slavia return
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Vladimir Smicer has left Bordeaux and returned to Slavia Prague.Vladimir Smicer has returned to Slavia Prague following the expiration of his contract at Bordeaux.
The former Liverpool midfielder has signed a one-year contract with the possibility of a 12-month extension.
There is also a clause which allows the 34-year-old to join Slavia's management team at the end of his playing career.
"When we saw the opportunity of bringing him into the team, we did not hesitate a minute," said Slavia manager Karel Jarolim.
Smicer, who scored for Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final, is thrilled to be back with the club where he began his career 15 years ago.
"When I started training at Slavia, I started recalling the beautiful nine years I spent here," the Czech Republic international told idnes.cz
"It made my decision much easier.
"I am very glad that Slavia gave me the offer and I will be doing my best to repay their confidence in me."