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Lech Poznań: Kolejorzu

Started on 27 April 2013 by Toon
Latest Reply on 2 May 2013 by Jer
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Lech Pozna?

The Team

Lech Pozna? is a Polish football club based in Pozna?, Poland. The club is named after Lech, the legendary founder of Polish nation.
The club was established in 1922 as Lutnia D?biec, later changing its name several times. From 1933 until 1994, the club was closely linked to Polish State Railways (PKP). As a result, its popular nickname is Kolejorz, which means The Railwayman in local slang. The club's debut in the Polish top division took place in the year 1948. The brightest era of Lech were the early 1980s and early 1990s. Lech has won the Polish league a total of six times, most recently in 2010. Lech is the most popular football club in the Greater Poland region.

The League

T-Mobile Ekstraklasa is a Polish professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Polish football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the I Liga. The Ekstraklasa season starts in late July, and ends in May the following year, teams play a total of 30 games each.

The Manager
Who is next to take the baton of manager at this illustrious club? Perhaps only the Chairman himself knows. Maybe not even him. What is for certain is that whoever it is, they have the opportunity to bring this club to it's full potential. But will they?
Good start! Will be following!
Who will be the manager?! First comment I believe!
Good luck Toon :)

Rumak 'Relieved' Of Job

Mariusz Rumak parted company with Lech Pozna? last night after only four months at the helm of the club. Search begins for his replacement.

It has been announced that after the annual board review, Lech Chairman, Karol Klimczak decided to part ways with then-manager, Mariusz Rumak. Rumak was drafted in to manage the club in February, following a chain of poor results under the command of José Mari Bakero.

Since then, Rumak's record has not been poor, but nothing less than what Lech Pozna?'s board expected from him. This leaves questions asked, as managers who do sufficient are rarely left without a new contract, let alone sacked, but it seems the board had other ideas than to keep Rumak in control.

"Today we announce that Mariusz Rumak will be leaving us as Coach. We wish him the best of luck. He met our expectations, but he is not in our plans anymore. Thank you."
-Karol Klimczak

The search is on for Rumak's replacement and there are dozens of candidates, but there are no obvious targets. By the way Klimczak worded his announcement, it is widely speculated that he already has his eye on the next manager of Lech.
A very nice start to the story, good luck :)
Nice start Toon, you'll get to know, the PZPN is mental.

B?k Appointed As Lech Coach

Ex-Lech player, Jacek B?k has been appointed as manager of Lech Pozna?, despite his inexperience, chairman declares that he is 'on the fans side.'

Jacek B?k has been appointed manager of Lech Pozna? after the sacking of Mariusz Rumak. Despite the 40 year old's inexperience, it seems fans are happy to see an ex-player return to the club, despite not being a club legend, B?k is remember as a talented defender, but it remains to be seen if he is a talented manager.

"I was thinking about what the fans would want when I appointed Jackek. He is not only a fresh, new manager, but he is also on the fans side. As an ex-player he knows how these things work. I am exited to see how well he does."
-Karol Klimczak

B?k started his career in his hometown club, Motor Lublin, who currently reside in the third tier of Polish football. He transferred to Lech after several impressive seasons at Lublin and became a regular at the Stadion Miejski. After a few years, he ventured out of his homeland to France, where he had spells with Lyon and Lens. He had a brief stint at Qatar outfit, Al Rayyan before ending his career at Austria Wien in 2010.

"I am really looking forward to taking charge of the club. Ever since I retired I have felt that life was missing something, and here it is. I believe I have the skills to bring this club forward."
-Jacek B?k

The exact expectations and personal targets of B?k remain unknown, but it seems that it will either be hit or miss, as he was only granted a 1 year contract. It seems if he performs well, he may be offered another, but he may just be another failure at Lech.
Ignore the critics Bak!
very very nice start Toon, im always keen when people go for Poland :d good luck with this mate
Good luck mate, Love Lech Poznan, hope you do well!
Great start Toon. Dudek would've been cooler :P. Bak, you can do it :P ;)

Amanatidis Joins Lech

Greek Forward, Ioannis Amanatidis, has joined Lech Pozna? for free after a season out of a job. Jackek B?k hopes for immediate impact.

Ioannis Amanatidis has officially joined Lech Pozna?, only a day after Jackek B?k was appointed manager of the club. The striker form Greece was pulled in to the club due to B?k believing the team lacking a special something at the front.

"I had already thought about signing Ioannis before I was appointed manager. In fact, to tell the truth, before I even was sure I would get the job I asked him if he'd be interested. After I saw the first training session, I saw we had a good attack, but I knew it needed to be strengthened if we want to push on and win the league. Ioannis can bring that pacy, clinical touch to the team."
-Jackek B?k

Amanatidis, until now, spent the entirety of his career in Germany, most notably for Eintracht Frankfurt, the team he played for up until 2011, making 140 appearances and scoring 42 goals. He has also been capped by Greece 35 times, scoring 3 goals, but announced his international retirement in 2010.

"I have been out of football for a season now, and I've missed it. I have had offers from some low-league German sides, but I did not think it was right for me. Here at Lech, I have a chance to help make the club the best in the nation and help it make a name for itself in Europe."
-Ioannis Amanatidis

Amanatidis is likely to be a regular at Lech Pozna?, perhaps making a partnership with current striker ?ukasz Teodorczyk, however, it is also speculated that he may be the lone front man, as a journalist snapped pictures of the team playing in a 4-5-1 formation this evening with Amanatidis at the front and Teodorczyk doing individual drills to the side of the pitch.

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