Poland coach: My time with national team ending

Poland coach Franciszek Smuda says his contract ends with the

European Championship and that his ”adventure with the national

team is ending.”

Tournament co-host Poland was knocked out of Euro 2012 on

Saturday after losing 1-0 to the Czech Republic.

Smuda brushed aside questions that he would step down after his

team’s failure to reach the quarterfinals, which was the minimum

goal set by the Polish Football Federation.

But he said: ”I don’t have to resign because I have a contract

that runs through Euro 2012. … The contract ends because I had an

oral agreement with the head of the Polish FA and I know what will


He thanked the players, the Polish FA and the fans for their