Sunday, September 8, 2013
Boniek: "Waldek has my full support"
President of the Polish FA Zbigniew Boniek has once again said that he has no desire of firing Waldemar Fornalik even with slim chances of qualifying for the World Cup.
"Fire him at this moment? What kind of question is that? It's obvious that Fornalik will remain the head coach till the end of the qualification," Boniek told Przeglad Sportowy. "I said this already before, but it looks like no ones listening to me. Waldek has my full support."
There's no point of firing Fornalik at this moment. The team has nothing to lose while Fornalik is fighting for his life.
The last Polish national team head coach to stay four years or longer was Andrzej Strejlau from 1989 to 1993. The rest of the coaches since 1986 have only lasted three years or less. Here's where my question comes from: If Poland beats Ukranie and lets say draws with England, or even beats England, should Fornalik be fired?
Okay, I understand Foranlik hasn't found anyone to play defense in his year-long stint, but the offense is starting to get a grip. Maybe a Polish national team coach needs more than three years to develop a team. What I'm trying to say is Poland should consider keeping Fornalik as head coach through qualification to Euro 2016. The thing is -- more teams will qualify for Euro 2016 with the expansion, meaning Poland will "most likely quailfy" which would give Fornalik three more years to prepare the right team for the tournament.
Posted by Adam Kutarnia at 8:27 PM