The 64-year-old has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the current season.
Three-times Polish champion
“We’re proud to be able to present an internationally acclaimed expert as Jahn Regensburg’s new head coach. Smuda is a distinguished authority in Poland and the rest of eastern Europe,” said Franz Gerber, the club’s sporting director, who had been acting as the team’s caretaker coach following Oscar Corrochano’s dismissal in early November 2012.
Smuda has won the Polish league with both RTS Widzew Lodz (1996, 1997) and Wisla Krakow (1999), and led KKS Lech Poznan to cup success in 2009 before leading hosts Poland in their EURO 2012 campaign.
Promoted side Regensburg currently sit at the bottom of the Bundesliga 2 table with 13 points from 19 matches.