Fernando Santos Portuguese boss left the team. After taking the team down to the last 8 teams of the World Cup.
Fernando Santos has become Portugal’s former national team manager following their 2022 World Cup quarter-final elimination. Ending his eight-year career with the national team. report from UFABET
The 68-year-old took charge of the national team in 2014 and led the team to Euro 2016 glory. Portugal were unable to achieve success at the World Cup. Were eliminate in the quarter-finals by losing 1-0 to Morocco, prompting Santos to retire.
“We at the Portuguese national football team would like to thank Fernando Santos and all his technical staff. For the hard work over the past 8 years and we believe. That this gratitude will come from all the Portuguese football fans.”
“The association will enter the process of recruiting a new national team manager from now on.”
Fernando Santos has managed Portugal in 109 games, winning 68, drawing 21 and losing 20.
However, the issue of having Ronaldo as a substitute has also discusse. Ronaldo reacted furiously to being substitute in the final group game against South Korea.
As a result, Santos opted to place 37-year-old Ronaldo on the bench for their last-16 clash with Switzerland. Portugal won 6-1 – Gonzalo Ramos. Replaced Ronaldo scored a hat-trick but was drop in the eighth round as Morocco. Who won 1-0, became the first African nation to reach the World Cup semi-finals.