The Portuguese coach Fernando Santos was dismissed from the position of the Polish national football team this Wednesday, the Polish association announced in a statement published on its website.
“I would like to thank coach Santos for his work with our national team and wish him good luck in his next sporting challenges,” said Polish Association President Cezary Kulesza.
Fernando Santos was the coach who led Portugal to European champions in 2016, less than eight months after he took charge of a Polish team at the end of January last year.
During this time, Santos took charge of six games with a record of three wins and three defeats, the last of which came last Sunday against Albania (2-0) in the qualifying phase game for the European Championships in Germany.
“Although we have reached the end of our collaboration, I am grateful to have coached the Polish team and I wish Poland and its people, who have welcomed me so well during the time I have lived here, all the best.” , said Fernando Santos in statements on the website of the Polish Federation.
Choosing a new coach is “now a priority” for the board, said the president of the Polish association, who did not give a date for the appointment of the new coach.
-Lewandiwski practically fired him-
Robert Lewandowski exploded with indignation: “We have had a problem since the start of the qualifying round. We need to change something so the team can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We fail. We have to apologize to the fans for what we showed. I feel responsible for it. I can also feel self-pity and resentment towards myself. There was commitment, but it wasn’t enough. Helplessness and impotence. It’s even hard to find words.”
After these words, the Polish Football Association took note and decided to fire Fernando Santos, the Portuguese coach who was in charge of the Polish national team.