The Polish national football team selected ‘Liverpool legend’ coach Steven Gerrard among numerous candidates, including coach Paulo Bento.
Polish media ‘Mechik’ reported on the 10th (Korean time), “The Polish Football Association, which is looking for a new national team coach, has contacted Liverpool’s legendary coach Gerrard.”
The position of head coach of the Polish national soccer team was held by head coach Cesław Mikhniewicz until last month. After being eliminated in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, coach Mihnievich resigned from the national team coaching position on the 22nd of last month.
The Polish Football Association is contemplating who will take over the currently vacant position as coach of the national team. Coach Gerrard, who led Scotland Rangers and England’s Aston Villa in the past, has emerged as the next influential coach.
“According to our information, the association has recently contacted Gerrard and he has accepted the offer to coach the Polish national team,” the media said. “he explained.
“If coach Gerard manages the Polish national team, he will leave a big impression on the public,” he said. .
He also added, “The association is willing to offer a record-breaking salary for the new coach. If a famous person like Gerard comes to coach the national team, we can receive more money from the sponsor.”
He did not hide his anticipation, saying, “Steven Gerrard leading Robert Lewandowski? This will create something.”
Gerard, the ‘eternal captain’ of the prestigious Premier League club Liverpool, has been living a second life as a manager since retiring from active duty in 2020.
Coach Gerrard took over as manager of the prestigious Rangers in Scotland and defeated Celtic, who had been winning for 9 consecutive years without losing a single game during the 2020/21 season, and put Rangers at the top of the league in 10 years.
Coach Gerard, who was recognized for his leadership by leading the Rangers to an undefeated championship, challenged the Premier League when he took over as Aston Villa manager in November 2021, but was sacked in October last year due to poor performance.
When he takes charge of Poland, he will lead the national team for the first time in his career.
On the other hand, as news spread that the Polish Football Association was aiming for coach Gerard, who was currently unemployed, Bento’s future was also curious.
This is not surprising because Bento was mentioned as one of the candidates for the Polish coach right after he left Korea. He was also a candidate for the Ghana national team, which was held in Korea and Qatar at the World Cup, and was selected by England’s ‘The Athletic’ as one of the candidates to enter the Premier League, but no specific move has been made yet. 토토