Dutchman Leo Beenhakker will remain coach of the Polish national team until at least November 2009, the head of the Polish football federation has confirmed.
Michal Listkiewicz said Beenhakker would stay in charge throughout Poland’s qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup and could extend his contract if they make the finals in South Africa.
Beenhakker became the national team’s first ever foreign coach when he was appointed in July 2006 in the wake of Poland’s disappointing World Cup performance in Germany.
Since he took charge, the Poles have done well, winning nine matches, drawing five and losing four.
Poland are currently top of Group A and in with a serious chance of making it to their first ever finals.