World Cup: Poland sack Waldemar Fornalik following England defeat
Waldemar Fornalik has been sacked as coach of Poland's national team after 15 months in the post.
Last Updated: 16/10/13 3:16pm
The Polish Football Association made the announcement less than 24 hours after the team lost 2-0 to England at Wembley.
Poland ended their World Cup qualifying campaign a disappointing fourth in the Group H table - with 13 points from 10 games.
Association chairman Zbigniew Boniek thanked the 50-year-old Fornalik for his time in the job.
As a player, Fornalik was a defender with Ruch Chorzow for whom he made more than 200 appearances during a 12-year career.
A statement from the Polish FA read: "Waldemar has ceased to carry out the functions of national team coach."
A new coach will be named in two weeks and the statement continued: "The key characteristic of the new coach will not be his passport, whether Polish or foreign.
"He will have to ensure a better performance, he will have to ensure our qualification for the next Euros in 2016 and that's the goal I'm setting."
Fornalik added: "It was a special time for me - great emotion, great commitment and work. Many thanks to all those with whom I have worked."