We have seen it happen before. Traditional clubs get relegated for a various reasons. Usually, when a club drops 3 leagues, it is for financial reasons. Getting the club back to where it belongs takes experience, it takes management who mean football not business. It requires a manager who is able to lead a team back to professional football.
Widzew Łódz did most of that apart from getting an experienced manager. Instead they decided on Marcin Płuska, a 27 year old no-name who happened to be available to coach a team. Perhaps Pluska would have been better off teaching young boys how to kick the ball on a playing field amidst the housing estates of Widzew, Most certainly he seems placed completely wrong trying to get Widzew back into professional football.
On match day 14 of the fifth Polish division Widzew Łódz lost the third game out of five under Pluska’s supervision versus Zjednoczeni Bełchatów by 1:0. Serious questions are being raised by supporters of the club and Pluska seems to be running out of answers. While we should take into consideration that Widzew played most of the match with 10 men it is still questionable as to why the team is unable to display hunger for promotion to professional football.
Is Pluska’s time running out?