Poland promote from within with Probierz moving up to replace sacked Santos

September 20 – Michal Probierz has replaced Fernando Santos as coach of Poland’s national team.

Poland parted ways with Portuguese coach Santos last week following their 2-0 defeat in Albania, which left them struggling to qualify for Euro 2024.

“This is the best possible choice. I wish the new coach good luck,” PZPN President Cezary Kulesza said in a statement.

Poland are fourth in Group E with six points from five matches. They are four points behind leaders Albania, and two behind second-placed Czech Republic and Moldova.

Former Poland under 21 coach Probierz, who was a defensive midfielder as a player, will be in charge for the next round of qualifiers in October when they travel to the Faroe Islands before hosting Moldova.

His credits as a coach include domestic clubs Jagiellonia Białystok, Wisła Kraków, GKS Bełchatów, Lechia Gdańsk and Cracovia. He also managed Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.

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