Bernd Schuster wants to take the position of the coach of the Polish national team – reports the website “sport.pl”. The German is a former footballer and coach of Real Madrid, who also played, inter alia, in FC Barcelona.
We still do not know the name of Paulo Sousa’s successor as the coach of the Polish national team. Further foreign proposals are sent to the desk of the president of the Polish Football Association, Cezary Kulesza. There were already offers from Italy (Andrea Pirlo, Marco Giampolo, Cesare Prandelli and Fabio Cannavaro) and information about the interest in working in Poland by trainers such as Dick Advocaat, Avram Grant or Ante Cacić. Now one more famous figure has joined this group.
“Sport.pl” claims that Bernd Schuster is interested in the position of the coach of the “White-and-Reds”. He is a former Real Madrid manager who worked for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2007-2008. He also led Koeln, Getafe, Shakhtar Donieck, Levante, Besiktas and Malaga. However, he has been unemployed for almost three years since he left Chinese Yifang.
Schuster also has an extensive football career behind him. The German represented the colors of both Real, FC Barcelona and Atletico. He has also performed in Koeln, Bayer Leverkusen and Mexican UNAM. He played 21 matches for the German national team.
According to reports from the “Sport.pl” portal, the problem with the possible employment of Schuster may be his financial requirements. It is not certain how much the PZPN will decide to pay to the new selector.
President Cezary Kulesza has already announced that the name of the new selector will be known by January 19. Poland will play the World Cup semi-final against Russia on March 24 in Moscow.