Urban back as Legia manager
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Legia Warsaw have named former Poland striker Jan Urban as manager, after weeks of speculation that they would axe Maciej Skorza for failing to win the title this season.

It marks the second time at Legia for Urban, 50, who was in charge from 2007 to 2010, and achieved two second-place finishes, a Polish Cup, and Super Cup with the team.

"I'm glad to get a second chance. It feels like my previous mission was left unfinished. I want to win the league with Legia, and I believe that this time we'll achieve that goal," Urban said in a statement.


I'm glad to get a second chance. It feels like my previous mission was left unfinished.
Jan Urban, Legia Warsaw manager

Legia had been seen as certain to win the double this year, after claiming the Polish Cup in April, but a slump in form saw them drop to third by the end of the season, angering fans. Skorza, 40, had managed Legia since 2010.

Urban's playing career included five seasons with Spanish side Osasuna in the 1990s. He returned to manage Osasuna between 2005 and 2006, before being tapped by Legia, where he was known for working well with the club's youth academy.

After leaving in 2010 he was briefly at Polonia Bytom and first division Zaglebie Lubin. Urban wore the Poland shirt from 1985 to 1991, notching up seven goals in 57 matches.