Jaroslav Silhavy will take charge of the Czech Republic national team following the departure last week of Karel Jarolim, the country's Football Association said on Tuesday.
Silhavy, a former national team assistant who holds the record for domestic appearances as a player, won the league with Slovan Liberec and Slavia Prague as manager and was an assistant with the national team from 2001 to 2009.
The 56-year-old has managed seven Czech top flight teams since 2007 after a playing career in which he made 465 appearances.
"I know it won't be simple in October but these days what is simple?" the former defender told a news conference.
Silhavy takes over after Jarolim left his position last week following a 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat at home by Ukraine and a 5-1 thrashing by Russia in a friendly.
Silhavy's first matches in charge take place in October when the Czechs, who failed to qualify for this year's World Cup in Russia, face Slovakia and Ukraine in the Nations League.