Portugal SACK Fernando Santos just after shock Earth Cup quarter-last exit towards Morocco right after dropping Cristiano Ronaldo for younger stars… with Paulo Fonseca tipped to change the Euro 2016 and Nations League winner
Portugal have sacked Fernando Santos as their national team coach.
The 68-yr-aged supervisor led Portugal to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar ahead of crashing out of the tournament adhering to a shock 1- defeat towards Morocco last Saturday.
Santos famously led Portugal to European Championships accomplishment in 2016 and afterwards won UEFA’s inaugural Nations League in 2018-19.
Portugal have sacked supervisor Fernando Santos right after his side’s shock quarter-last elimination
Morocco generated 1 of the upsets of the event to knock Portugal out with a 1- earn
Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday that the Portuguese Soccer Federation had been looking at strategies to axe the mentor pursuing his 8-calendar year stint in demand of the nationwide staff.
The PFF have now made the decision to let the supervisor go and are now on the hunt for a new head mentor in advance of the Euro 2024 marketing campaign, in accordance to soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Santos boldly selected to drop Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo in advance of his side’s very last-16 clash versus Switzerland.
He experienced dropped endurance with the 37-12 months-aged forward following his detrimental reaction right after becoming substituted from South Korea throughout the group phase. Following his sacking, Ronaldo and 9 other Portugal gamers have not thanked Santos for his tenure – inspite of successful the Euros collectively in 2016.
The head mentor dropped Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo midway via the tournament
The 68-yr-old coach led Portugal to their initial ever main match achievements at Euro 2016
The conclusion in the end paid off as alternative striker Goncalo Ramos, of Benfica, netted a hat-trick on his 1st Earth Cup begin for Portugal, steering his team to a rampant 6-1 win.
Portugal’s attacking prowess confirmed in that match indicated for many lovers that the era of Ronaldo in assault is more than – and PFF chiefs obviously really feel Santos’ time is up as nicely.
They arrived up short from a stubborn Atlas Lions aspect, getting rid of 1- to a Youssef En-Nesyri header just after goalkeeper Diogo Costa’s blunder.
The state is not limited of feasible contenders for the job, with former Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho and ex-Porto and Roma manager Paulo Fonseca, presently at Lille, among the the names remaining pointed out.
Mourinho has presently been connected with the put up, while Fonseca is also a foremost candidate for the PFF. Each are Portuguese.