Portugal’s national team sack coach Fernando Santos. Set up a negotiating table with manager Jose Mourinho as the first priority.
The British media ‘Sports Mall’ said on the 15th (Korean time), “The Portuguese Football Association will sack coach Santos. After being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Qatar World Cup, he said he would return to Portugal and discuss the future, but he will leave the Portuguese national team.” announced that
Portugal’s leading newspaper ‘Hecord’ also reported, “Coach Santos is leaving the Portuguese national team.” Local reporters in Portugal also weighed in saying goodbye to the Portuguese national team, saying, “The time for coach Santos to be sacked is approaching.” His contract was until 2024, but he could not avoid being eliminated from the World Cup.
Santos led the Portugal national team for a long time. He filled the vacancy left by coach Paulo Bento at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and has agreed to lead the Portuguese national team until 2024. In ‘Euro 2016’, he took down the European team with salty water defense and held the trophy in his arms.
He ran with the goal of winning the World Cup in Qatar. They were tied in Group H with Korea, Ghana and Uruguay and passed the group stage early. In the final match against South Korea in the group stage, they were defeated by rotation, but they confirmed their advance to the round of 16 early by defeating Ghana and Uruguay in succession.
In the round of 16 against Switzerland, he made a bold choice. Cristiano Ronaldo, a veteran striker whose form has fallen, was benched and Gonzalo Hamus was given a chance. Hamus exploded a hat-trick and added wings to a 6-1 win over Switzerland. 토토
With top European players such as Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandez and Joao Felix lined up, it was highly likely that they would win against Team Morocco in the quarterfinals. However, they failed to advance to the semi-finals, failing to break through the stormy Morocco.
The Portuguese Football Association has chosen Mourinho as his successor. ‘Hekord’ pointed out, “I am the first choice to succeed Santos. If Mourinho accepts the Portuguese national team, I will wait until the summer of this year. The negotiation table will have a period until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.”
The reason to wait until summer is the contract period with AS Roma. Mourinho has a contract with AS Roma until 2024. As the 2021-22 season is not over, he intends to take over as manager of the Portuguese national team. Of course, there are challenges to unraveling the contract with AS Roma.