Weiss quits Slovakia
Slovak FA president admits former boss could one day return
Last Updated: January 31, 2012 5:22pm
Vladimir Weiss: Quit after failure to qualify for finals of Euro 2012
Vladimir Weiss has resigned as manager of Slovakia as an eventual consequence of their failure to qualify for Euro 2012.
Weiss led the team into the last 16 at their maiden World Cup in 2010, but the team finished fourth in qualifying Group B for this summer's European Championship.
And Slovakian Football Association president Jan Kovacik has confirmed Weiss has decided to step down as a consequence.
"Failure to qualify is the simple reason why we came to an agreement about ending his tenure," Kovacik is quoted as saying on UEFA's official website.
"If the team had better results, we would have no reason to change," added Kovacik. But he also admitted: "To be honest, I think he will come back one day."
Weiss, 47, will continue his job as coach of Slovan Bratislava and will be fondly remembered by players at international level.
"We will remember fantastic days during the World Cup finals in South Africa forever," Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik told Slovak agency SITA.
"Coach Weiss knew how to squeeze the maximum possible out of us. He has done everything in his powers for the national team."