Doležal ends up with Polish jumpers, Bauer is considering an extension at runners

Doležal led the Poles for three years, before that he worked for the team as an assistant to coach Stefan Horngacher. In the past he also coached Czech jumpers. The onet.pl portal wrote that the Polish national team could not consider the ending the Olympic season to be a successful and weaker form of competitors questioning Doležal’s future. The coach himself announced today that he will not continue. Under his leadership, the Poles are waiting for the last two races. The team race takes place in Planice on Saturday, the last individual race on Sunday.

“The contract with me will not be extended. It can be said that it came from both sides,” the coach said, complaining that he did not like what had happened around him in the Polish media in recent weeks. She speculated about the end of his work in the national team, but her management did not inform him about anything.

“I talked to the team, to the competitors. It was very emotional because I spent a good three years here. We had success. I just have to thank the competitors and the team for their trust, I had the best jumping team in the world,” said Doležal. According to the Polish media, it is not yet clear who could be his successor.

Doležal’s greatest achievements with the Polish national team include the title of world champion Piotr Žyla last year in Oberstdorf, this year’s Olympic bronze by Dawid Kubacký on the middle bridge at the Beijing Games and two third places in the team races at the World Championships. Kubacki and his other trustee Kamil Stoch also won the Four Bridges Tour.

Lukáš Bauer took over Polish cross-country skiers in 2019.Photo: Profimedia.cz

At the end of the Olympic cycle, after three years, Bauer is also solving his future with Polish runners. And against his own original assumptions – he still doubted the continuation at the Beijing Games – there is a chance to extend cooperation.

“I have a contract by the end of March and I have already completed a session with the union. Simply put, they are very interested in continuing cooperation and there is an interesting offer on the table. We still have to fine-tune some details, and the family will also have a significant voice in decision-making. I would like to be clear within two weeks, “said Sport.cz, a 45-year-old owner of three Olympic medals and two precious metals from the World Cup.

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