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Kulesza dreamed of another coach.  ¦wiêcicki reveals the backstage of talks from a year ago

Kulesza dreamed of another coach. ¦wiêcicki reveals the backstage of talks from a year ago

Fernando Santos became the new coach of the Polish national team. The 68-year-old had a lot of competition on his way to take over the Polish team, because there was speculation in the media about, among others, about Paulo Bento, Steven Gerrard or Vladimir Petkovic. It turns out that a few months ago a completely different candidate was at the top of the wish list of the PZPN board.

Cannavaro could take over the Polish national team. “It’s too much of a risk”

The predecessor of Santos was, of course, Czesław Michniewicz, who took over the national team at the end of January last year. As reported on the YouTube channel “” Mateusz Święcicki, Michniewicz was not the first choice of the authorities of the Polish Football Association. They wanted 2006 world champion Fabio Cannavaro.

The Eleven Sports commentator also revealed why he ultimately did not take over the team. “Cannavaro said he spoke to the president that everything was on track. But he asked president Kulesza about how many meetings he would have with players before a potential match with the Russian national team. The president of PZPN answered him that two days. The Italian then decided not to take the job because it was too much of a risk. He said that he needed at least a few training sessions, contact with this team, with our environment to take over the reins in the Polish team – Święcicki revealed.

Last September, Cannavaro took over from Serie B defending Benevento Calcio. Previously, he gained experience in Chinese and Arab teams, and in 2019, for less than two months, he even served as the interim coach of the Chinese national team.

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The Polish national team will play its first meeting with the new coach in less than two months. On March 24 in Prague, the Poles will begin the qualifications for next year’s European Championships against the Czech Republic. In addition to our southern neighbors, in group E of the Euro qualifiers in Germany, we will face Albania, Moldova and the Faroe Islands.

Source: Sport.PL

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