Coaching change at Katowice

Edward Lorens has replaced Jan Zurek as coach of Polish side Dospel Katowice.

Edward Lorens has replaced Jan Zurek as coach of Polish side Dospel Katowice.

Surprise success
Despite a small squad of experienced players, Katowice were one of the surprise teams of last season in Poland, claiming third place in the Ekstraklasa table and earning a place in next season's UEFA Cup.

Contract expires
However, club president Piotr Dziurowicz decided against renewing Zurek's contract, which expires on 30 June. Zurek, who heard of his dismissal from a newspaper while on holiday in Turkey, was philosophical about his departure.

'New challenge'
"It’s a pity I had to find out about it that way, and I’m sorry it all happened," he said. "It's just life. I'm a professional coach and now I have to wait for a new challenge."

Wide experience
Lorens left his most recent club, the Cypriot First Division side Anorthosis Famagusta FC, in December 2002. The 50-year-old coach was previously as assistant to former Poland national team coach Janusz Wojcik, and has also coached Poland's Under-23 national side in the past.