In Hattrick, each league gets a national team and an U-20 squad, each managed by their respective national coach.
The national coach is elected by the users of the league through a public election. National coaches are expected to fulfill their two-season obligation. New elections will only be arranged when managers are prevented or hindered from fulfilling their obligation by various reasons, at the discretion of the National Team Administrators.
Elections should be fair. To ensure fairness the National Team Administrators will not hesitate to disqualify candidates who perform actions which potentially give them an unfair advantage over other candidates in the election. Further information about the elections is available in the main rule book.
These rules are a supplement to the regular Hattrick rules. Unless these rules say something different, the regular rules apply (eg. how the matches work.)
You cannot be a coach of two national teams or two U-20 teams at the same time. The reason for this is to prevent you having a match between two teams you control, which is unacceptable. This also means that the HFA will not allow you to run for an election in more than one country during the elections - this includes also running in one country, quitting there and then running in another country. This can disqualify you from participating in the elections.
Additional rules and important information are published in the national coaches forum, which is only accessible to the national coaches. Full rules are available on joining the forum.