- November 22, 2015
On October 5th, Poland's Legia Warsaw officially sacked their manager, Henning Berg. Despite the fact that Berg had coached the Legionnaires to an Ekstraklasa league title in 2014, a runner-up finish in 2015, and a Polish Cup victory in May, the football club didn't seem to hesitate in ejecting him at the first sign of trouble. Legia Warsaw weren't even in deep trouble, sitting fourth on the 2015 2016 league table when Berg was fired.
In a statement, Legia chairman Boguslaw Lesnodorski said that "the current formula of cooperation with the coach has expired, as it didn't guarantee accomplishment of all our goals in terms of sporting results during this season and the team's development." Just like that, Berg's 22-month tenure at Legia Warsaw came to a close. The club didn't take long to appoint a replacement, and we take this opportunity to profile the new Legia Warsaw manager Stanislav Cherchesov.
A New Era
- September 22, 2015
Traditionally, Poland's Legia Warsaw have not been high-profile contenders in Europe's club football tournaments. While the team reached the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League in 1970 (and the quarterfinals of the UCL in both 1971 and 1996), they never won a title in the tournament. Their history at the Europa League, while more consistent, is even less noteworthy. While Legia Warsaw have been a near-constant presence in the early qualifying rounds of the UEL, they've only made it past the group stage twice before. What should we expect from Legia Warsaw in the Europa League 2015 2016? Only time will tell.
Legia Warsaw's Europa League History
The good news for football fans in the Legia Warsaw home jersey 2015 2016 is that the Legionnaires have enjoyed their best Europa League performances in just the past few years.
Indeed, the first time the Polish football club made it beyond the groups was in 2011 2012.