Gornik was at the top of the Polish league standings when he took over the national team.
Poland bring a very attacking and creative team to the World Cup in Russian Federation but had the worst defence of all the European group winners. Senegal took advantage and won the replay, allowing the Lions of Teranga to qualify for Russian Federation.
They finished top of a qualifying group in which their main rivals were Denmark, and reached the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 - now Adam Nawalka's side are hoping to take Poland to the knockout phase at a World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Colombia has some players that can compete against the very best, led by forwards James Rodriguez and team captain Radamel Falcao.
Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Saudi Arabia on June 14, but many neutral fans will already have an eye on the world-class talent on offer in some of the other groups. Their last appearance in the last 16 was in 1986. The good news for Poland is that Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has returned from a second serious knee injury ahead of the tournament, which gives the manager more options up front.
This is Poland's first time competing in the World Cup since 2006. The Napoli midfielder played in every qualification game and is among the first on Nawalka's teamsheet.
Listen to the RealSport football writers discuss Group B in Kremlins in the Basement: RealSport's daily World Cup podcast. Poland failed to score when Lewandowski was rested in friendlies against Uruguay and Mexico in November. While Zielinski is touted as one of the future stars of the game and was hailed by former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri as the new Kevin de Bruyne, Milik was impressive in the Serie A this season and if he can hit his form once again, the Polish attack will be extremely hard to stop. All eyes will be on the 28-year-old as he will be expected to continue his good work in Russian Federation. Kamil Glik: French media have dubbed the Monaco centre-back "the rock" which sums him up nicely. In the Group H Poland will be favorites on paper to qualify in the round of 16.