Maciej Skorża ( Polish pronunciation: ; born January 10, 1972 in [ˈmat͡ɕɛj ˈskɔrʐa] Radom) is a Polish football manager.
During his short playing career, he was as a defender for
Radomiak Radom and AZS-AWF Warszawa.
Manager career [ edit ]
In 1994, he began his coaching career as a youth coach for
Legia Warszawa. He managed SMS Piaseczno during the 1998-1999 season. From 1999 to 2003, he coached the [1 ] Amica Wronki youth team and was successful in winning a league title in 2002. He also was an assistant to Mirosław Jabłoński while at Wisła Płock.
In May 2003,
Paweł Janas appointed Skorża as a coach for the Poland national football team.
He had a short spell at
Wisła Płock as an assistant manager before returning to Amica Wronki as manager in 2004. In the 2004-2005 season, Skorża became the first Polish coach to manage to qualify a Polish football club to the group stage of the UEFA Cup. In the 2006-2007 season, he joined Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski and won the Polish Cup and Ekstraklasa Cup. On June 13, 2007, Skorża was appointed as the manager of Wisła Kraków which he led twice to league title, winning Ekstraklasa in seasons 2007-08 and 2008-09. He worked with Wisła Kraków until March 15, 2010, when the Wisła's board of directors fired him after a series of three games without a win, in spite of the club holding the lead of the league. [2 ]
On June 1, he was announced as the new manager of
Legia Warszawa. On 30 May 2012, Skorża's two-year spell as Legia warszawa manager came to an end. [3 ]
On September 1st Maciej Skorża will take over as coach for Lech Poznań. He has signed a three year contract with the club.
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