Thursday, September 28, 2023

Poland part ways with coach Santos



Poland have parted ways with Portuguese coach Fernando Santos following their 2-0 defeat in Albania which left them struggling to qualify for Euro 2024, the Polish Football Association (PZPN) said on Wednesday.

Santos, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, has been in charge since January, succeeding Czeslaw Michniewicz who was sacked following Poland’s elimination at the Qatar World Cup, where they lost to France in the last 16.

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

After the defeat in Tirana on Sunday, Santos said he was not considering resigning.