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Official: Portuguese manager announced as Poland’s new boss

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Poland confirmed the arrival of their new national team manager who has been out of work since last year.

Former Juventus and Inter player Paulo Sousa has been officially announced as Poland’s new manager. The 50-year-old has been a first-team coach for 12 years as he began this new career at QPR. Since then, Paulo Sousa has managed some big clubs such as Leicester, Fiorentina, and Bordeaux.

However, the Portuguese manager left the French club in August 2020 after a falling out with the board. In fact, the directorate promised Paulo a big investment in the transfer market when he signed his contract with the club. Despite this, Bordeaux was actually the Ligue 1 club that spent the least amount of money on transfers.

Now, Paulo Sousa takes over Jerzy Brzeczek‘s job as Poland’s former manager announced his departure three days ago. The Polish Football Association justified choosing the Portuguese because of his class, experience and international knowledge.

“I am honored and proud to be the coach of the Polish national team,” said Paulo. “Poland is a country of football and I am convinced that your enthusiasm will give us strength, support, and faith in the representation. Together, we will be able to fight for victories at the European Championships. I am sure that all of Poland will be proud of its national team.”

Paulo Sousa and his Polish team will be facing a tough challenge as they will take on Spain, Sweden and Slovakia at the next European championship.