Former player Jerzy Brzeczek named as new head coach of Poland, replaces Adam Nawalka

Warsaw: Former Polish international Jerzy Brzeczek was appointed head coach of the national team, the country's football association announced on Thursday.

File image of Jerzy Brzeczek. Reuters

File image of Jerzy Brzeczek. Reuters

The 47-year-old replaces Adam Nawalka, whose highly-fancied national squad were eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup in Russia.

Brzeczek was a midfielder who captained Poland, won 42 caps, scored four goals and was part of the team that were runners-up at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

He played for a string of Polish and Austrian clubs and had a stint with Maccabi Haifa in a 20-year career.

After retiring he became a coach and led Wisla Plock to a fifth-placed finish in the Polish league last season.

His first match will be away to Italy on 7 September in the new UEFA Nations League.

Nawalka has said he feels responsible for the World Cup disappointment and will stand down as Poland manager on 30 July.


Updated Date: Jul 13, 2018 09:32 AM

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