Poland were knocked out of the tournament after losing both their opening matches, to Senegal and Colombia. They beat Japan 1-0 in their final game but still finished bottom of Group H.

"I have taken such a decision with full responsibility. The time has come for someone else to coach Poland," he told journalists.

The 60-year-old added that he was going to have some time off before deciding on his future plans.

Nawalka took charge of Poland in 2013 and coached the team in a total of 50 matches.