Fernando Santos and the FPF agreed “to end the journey of great success that began in September 2014”.
Fernando Santos quit as trainer of Portugal on Thursday following the platoon’s shock FIFA World Cup quarter-final loss to Morocco with various and controversial Jose Mourinho named as a commanding seeker to take over. The Portuguese football confederation( FPF) said in a statement that an agreement was reached with the 68- time-old Santos” to end the trip of great success that began in September 2014″. The FPF added that it” will now launch the process to choose the coming public trainer”. diurnal sports review Record claims that Mourinho is the confederation’s number one target to take over ahead of qualifying for Euro 2024.
They would indeed reportedly entertain a deal which would see Mourinho take charge of the public platoon on an interim base to allow him to see out the season with club side Roma in Italy.
Asked about the public platoon job by intelligencers late Thursday autumn when he arrived in southern Portugal for a training camp with Roma, Mourinho made no comment.
Qualifying for Euro 2024 gets underway in March.
Portuguese trainers Rui Jorge( under- 21s), Abel Ferreira( Palmeiras), Paulo Fonseca( Lille), Rui Vitoria( Egypt) and Jorge Jesus( Fenerbahce) are also among the implicit campaigners cited by original media.
Mourinho, 59, has yet to trainer at transnational position but has an emotional record at some of Europe’s heavyweight clubs.
He has managed Porto, Chelsea doubly, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, two Serie A crowns at Inter and a Liga triumph at Real.
He also counseled Porto to 2004 titleholders League palm and repeated the feat with Inter Milan in 2010.
In May this time, he led Roma to the Europa Conference League title, the club’s first ever major European jewel.
That was his fifth European title and made him the first trainer to win all current UEFA competitions.
Mourinho’s contract at Roma runs until 2024. The platoon are presently seventh in Serie A, 14 points behind leaders Napoli.
Santos had been adamant that he’d not be forced out of the Portuguese job he has held for eight times despite Saturday’s 1- 0 defeat to the history- making Moroccans in Qatar.
He accepted, still, that not everyone agreed with his opinions during the World Cup which included dropping Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench in the after matches.
“I am leaving with the feeling of enormous gratefulness,” he said in a videotape posted on the confederation’s website.
“When you lead a group, you have to make some delicate opinions. It’s normal that not everyone is happy with the choices I made.”
Appointed Trainer of Portugal in September 2014, Santos won the country’s first major title at Euro 2016 and followed it up with the 2019 Nations League.
Still, his time in charge also saw last 16 exits at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020. Know More FIFA News….