Boniek considers Polish job

Zbigniew Boniek says he is considering an offer to take over the Poland national team.

Zbigniew Boniek says he is considering an offer to take over the Poland national team.

He told Poland's largest daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, that Poland football association president Michal Listkiewicz "would listen to other candidates but he really wants me to take care of our team."

"I have to think it over very thoroughly," the former Juventus star was quoted as saying.

"It would be a very serious duty for me because I'm very ambitious. I don't like to lose and when I do something, I do my best."

Previous coach Jerzy Engel was fired after Poland crashed out of the World Cup in the first round.

Boniek said he was already thinking about how to shape the team for the future.

"The problem is whether we should make our team younger and prepare it for the next World Cup or whether we want to advance to the (2004) European Championship at any cost," he said.

Boniek, who played for Poland in three World Cups, said he would announce his decision after July 10.

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