Poland Hires Paulo Sousa Of Portugal As National Team Coach
WARSAW, Poland: Poland hired Paulo Sousa as its national team coach Thursday to replace the fired Jerzy Brzeczek.
The appointment was announced by Polish soccer federation president Zbigniew Boniek, three days after Brzeczek was surprisingly dismissed despite leading the team to the 2020 European Championship, which was delayed to this summer.
The 50-year-old Sousa, a former Portugal international, has previously coached clubs including Basel and Fiorentina.
He takes over a Poland team that includes Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, FIFA's world player of the year for 2020, but has just two months to prepare for the start of World Cup qualifying.