Hungary have appointed former Brescia defender turned coach Marco Rossi as the manager of the national team ahead of Euro 2020. The Italian would now replace Belgian Georges Leekens as the Hungary Football Association (HFA) prepare for the continental event which is only two years out.
Rossi, who won the Hungarian league with Budapest Honved last year, is expected to perform better with his residual knowledge of the former top footballing nation. Twelve cities would be hosting the Euro 2020 in twelve different countries. With Hungary one of the selected countries, they are desperate to give a good account of themselves compared to the Euro 2016 in France.
Euro 2016 was the first time Hungary reached a major European event since the finals of 1972. They didn’t make it past the group stage. And they didn’t make the cut for Russia 2018 World Cup as they were way behind Portugal and Switzerland. They are seeking to give a better account of themselves in front of their fans as they host the 2020 event alongside Russia, Spain, Scotland, Romania, Rep. of Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, England, Denmark and Azerbaijan. The event would culminate into celebrations of 60 years of the European Championships.