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09:02 12-October-2016

Polish legend sacked after 8 matches

Categories: Eastern Europe
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Photo: handballzabrze.pl

Written by: Rasmus Boysen

The management of the Polish Superliga club Gornik Zabrze has decided to fire the head coach, Mariusz Jurasik, after only 8 matches of the season.

The Board of Gornik Zabrze states the following on the website of the club:

"The Board of Gornik Zabrze on October 11 terminated the contract with the previous coach Mariusz Jurasik. Until the appointment of a new coach the second coach Marek Kąpa is in charge. The cause of the termination of the contract is not due to bad results of the sports team, but distinct vision of the future of the team and management Górnik Zabrze.
On behalf of the club we wish Mariusz Jurasik luck in his sports career, and thanks him for the nearly 3,5-year of contribution to the development of the team, dedication on the court and a lot of unforgettable emotions provided in the tri-color colors."

Mariusz Jurasik is a Polish handball legend. He played 207 caps and scored 704 goals from 1997 to 2012 for the Polish national team, with whom he won silver at the World Championship in Germany in 2007 and bronze at the World Championship in Croatia in 2009. In 2007 he was named the best right wing of the World Championship in Germany. He is the player with 8th most goals and 8th most appearances of the Polish national team in the history.

The 40-year-old Polish coach was a playing head coach of Gornik Zabrze, who he came to from Qatari El Jaish in 2012, from 2013 to 2016. It is still uncertain where the Polish legend will continue his career.

Fact box:
Name: Mariusz Jurasik
Date of birth: 04.05.1976
Nationality: Polish
Position: Right wing
Height: 192 cm
Caps: 207 (704 goals)
Clubs:
1993-1996: Sobieski Żagań, Poland
1996-2001: Vive Kielce, Poland
2001-2003: Wisla Plock, Poland
2003-2009: Rhein-Neckar Löwen, Germany
2009-2012: Vive Kielce, Poland
2012: El Jaish, Qatar
2012-2016: Gornik Zabrze, Poland (head coach from 2013-2016)

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