Portugal men's football coach Santos resigns

12/16/2022 1:26:54 PM

The Portuguese Football Association announced on the 15th that the old coach Santos had stepped down as the national team coach, expressed his gratitude to his eight-year coaching career, and said that he would immediately start the selection of a new coach.

The 68-year-old Fernando Santos has coached the three giants in Portugal, Porto, Sporting and Benfica. From 2010 to 2014, he coached the Greek national team to achieve good results in both the European Championship and the World Cup. In September 2014, Santos took over the coach of the Portuguese national team from Paul Bento. In 8 years, he coached the team and achieved 67 wins, 23 draws and 19 losses in 109 games, leading the team to win the 2016 European Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League champions. This is also the only two major championship titles in the history of the Portuguese team so far.

The Portuguese men's football team broke into the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but lost to the "dark horse" Morocco in the quarter-finals, which ended this World Cup trip helplessly. Santos' decision to bench Ronaldo in the two knockout games has sparked heated discussions among the media and fans.