Fernando Santos left the Portuguese national team

Fernando Santos will no longer manage Portugal | Setanta Sports

Fernando Santos will no longer manage Portugal. The 68-year-old specialist left the team after 8 years of work.

“We think that now is the right time – to start a new cycle”, – can be read in the statement of the Portuguese Football Federation.

Fernando Santos was under contract until the summer 2024, but the defeat against Morocco ended it early.

The coach with a degree in electrical and telecommunication engineering had a some successful periods in Portugal. In 2016, with Santos, Portugal became the European champion, and in 2019, they won the first competition of the Nations League.

Jose Mourinho is considered the leading candidate to replace Santos in the post. However, according to the Portuguese media, the current coach of Roma agrees to work for the national team.

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Irakli Imedadze
Irakli Imedadze
I'm a sports writer and football commentator at Setanta Sports with five years of experience. The view, moreover, axiom that sport is more than just physical activity or something like that involves me from head to toe in this industry and becomes an inseparable part of my life. I'm a specialist in international affairs, with a concentration in the middle east. In my opinion, that knowledge of orientalism helps me to orientate well in sports also.

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