The Portuguese national team has officially sacked Fernando Santos from his duties as coach. Following the elimination of the Selecao das Quinas team from the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
Despite all his talents, Cristiano Ronaldo and his squad were only able to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup. Their journey ended in Morocco after Youssef En-Nesiry scored his only goal there.
“A legacy rich in history. Thank you for everything, Coach,” said the message uploaded by Portugal’s official Twitter account on Friday (16/12/2022). tweets.
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) December 15, 2022
Yes, these two trophies represent the two most significant achievements Fernando Santos has made while managing Portugal. Namely winning Euro 2016 and the 2018/2019 UEFA Nations League. When Fernando Santos dared to replace Cristiano Ronaldo against Switzerland in the round of 16, he became the center of attention. Since about the middle of the second half, Santos implemented the CR7.
There are three different head coaches who are candidates to replace Fernando Santos as head coach of the Portugal national team. The following is a list of three people running for the position.
Substitute Candidate for Fernando Santos
1. Leonardo Jardim
Leonardo Jardim is one of the most skilled football tacticians to come out of Portugal in recent times. 1996 marked the start of his career as a coach with the Santacruzense youth team. Subsequently, he became an assistant coach for Braga, Sporting CP and Chaves.
The pinnacle of his managerial career occurred in 2014. When he led AS Monaco to win the Ligue 1 when they were under his direction. Yaya’s offensive game in football complements Portugal’s current youth players very well.
2. Jorge Jesus
Jorge Jesus, who is currently 68 years old and has worked as a coach for 32 years, is a very experienced individual. He has coached teams Felgueiras, Vitória Setbal, Braga, Sporting CP and Benfica.
The veteran coach has amassed over 15 trophies while coaching at club level in three different leagues. In one season, he led Fenerbahce to win the Turkish Super League.
1. Jose Mourinho
The individual currently responsible for the architectural design of AS Roma. He is one of the most accomplished coaches in the history of Portuguese football. Even so, Portugal must continue to wait for Jose Mourinho’s interest.
The Chosen One has handled a number of top teams in the past. Including Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Porto and Manchester United. During his time as manager, he has amassed a total of 26 championships for his team.