Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Lato confirms Smuda will leave; search for new coach begins
During a press conference on Tuesday, President of PZPN Grzegorz Lato confimred that Frank Smuda will be leaving his position as head coach of the Polish national team.
Lato said he has already begun to look for a replacement for Smuda as Poland's coach. There are several candidates according to Lato. The new coach will manage Poland in their next game (Aug. 15 vs. Estonia).
"After the loss to Czech Republic, we started receiving proposals from Europe and even Brazil to take over as coach after Smuda," Lato said.
At the beginning of the press conference, PZPN spokesperson Agnieszka Olejkowska confirmed that Stefan Majewski will not be the temporary coach of the Polish national team or a candidate to replace Smuda.
Grzegorz Lato also confirmed on Tuesday that he will not resign as the Presidnet of PZPN. The next elections for President of PZPN are October 26.
"I don't see any reason for me to resign just because the team did not advance out of the group," Lato said. "The association and I did everything for our team to prepare them for the Euros."
Lato would not release any names that are candidates for the Polish national team job. The early media candidates are: Maciej Skorza, Peter Nowak, Jacek Zielinski and Jerzy Engel.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 3:20 PM