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Weiss remains Slovakia coach

Former international turns down offers to stay on after World Cup

By Ben Collins.   Last Updated: 13/07/10 2:20pm

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Weiss: Optimistic for Slovakia future

Weiss: Optimistic for Slovakia future

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Vladimir Weiss has agreed to remain as Slovakia coach until 2014 after a successful World Cup campaign.

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The 45-year-old helped Slovakia qualify for this year's World Cup and they went on to exceed expectations on their first-ever finals appearance.

Slovakia beat Italy 3-2 in their final group game to dump out the holders and book a place in the second round, where they lost 2-1 to eventual runners-up Holland.

Weiss took charge of the national team in 2008 and, despite attracting interest from abroad, he has opted to lead Slovakia's qualifying campaigns for Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.

Young squad

"I had other offers from abroad but I prefer working with the Slovak football association," he said.

"The team is relatively young but experienced. The World Cup showed them new possibilities."

Weiss played for the former Czechoslovakia at the 1990 World Cup and previously coached Slovak top-flight side Artmedia Petrzalka and Russian club Saturn Ramenskoye.

His 20-year-old son Vladimir, a winger on Manchester City's books, was selected in his World Cup squad and stood out in South Africa.

The coach's father, also Vladimir, helped Czechoslovakia win the silver medal in the football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

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