Poland name former midfielder Jerzy Brzeczek as their new manager after disappointing World Cup campaign
- Jerzy Brzeczek will leave Wisla Plock and take control at the end of the month
- Adam Nawalka leaves the role after five years in charge of the national team
- Poland finished bottom of World Cup Group H, losing to Colombia and Senegal
- Brzeczek was capped 42 times by the national side between 1992 and 1999
Poland have named former international midfielder Jerzy Brzeczek as their new manager.
The Wisla Plock boss replaces Adam Nawalka at the helm after a disappointing World Cup campaign.
Nawalka’s side finished bottom of Group H, losing to Senegal and Colombia before beating Japan 1-0 in their final group game.
Jerzy Brzeczek guided Wisla Plock to fifth place in Ekstraklasa before taking charge of Poland
Nawalka, 60, had been in charge of Poland for five years, guiding them to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals where they lost on penalties to Portugal.
He will officially leave his role at the end of the month, allowing Brzeczek to take charge.
Brzeczek, 47, guided Plock to fifth place in the Polish league in his only season at the club.
He started his management career at Rakow Czestochowa 2010 before stints at Lechia Gdansk and GKS Katowice.
Adam Nawalka (centre left) guided Poland to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, losing to Portugal
During his playing career, Brzeczek gained 42 caps and scored four times for the national team between 1992 and 1999.
He also made more than 600 appearances for 13 different club sides including Maccabi Haifa and Sturm Graz in a storied playing career.
Brzeczek will find a familiar face in the Poland squad in Wolfsburg winger Jakub Blaszczykowski, who is his nephew.
He will be officially presented as the new national team coach on Monday, July 23.
Author: Nancy Parker
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