The Portuguese Football Association failed to appoint Jose Mourinho as manager. Joins hands with former Belgian national team coach Roberto Martinez.
British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ said on the 9th (Korean time), “Former Belgian national team coach Martinez is trying to become the new Portuguese national team coach. He is on the verge of being appointed. The Portuguese national team has been looking for a successor since saying goodbye to coach Fernando Santos.” notified
The Portuguese Football Association announced on its official website on the 16th of last year, “We have agreed to end the journey with coach Santos here. We and coach Santos knew that now was the time to start anew.”
Santos led the Portugal national team for a long time. He filled the vacancy left by coach Paulo Bento at the 2014 World 토토사이트 Cup in Brazil and decided 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 advanced to the round of 16 early by defeating Ghana and Uruguay in quick 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.
With top European players such as Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandez, and Joao Felix lined up, it was likely to win in the quarterfinals against Team Morocco under one move. However, they failed to advance to the semi-finals, failing to break through the stormy Morocco.
The successor was likely to be manager Mourinho. However, manager Mourinho has a contract period with AS Roma. The Portuguese Football Association decided to appoint manager Mourinho next summer, but it seems that they have not been able to reach an agreement in the end.
In fact, AS Roma’s general manager said, “If you bring in a manager like Mourinho, you have no choice but to get used to the rumors. This is the first time in 18 months that a club or federation has shown interest in Mourinho. This will be discussed. We believe that Mourinho will continue to be with us in the future.”
It is expected that Martinez will take over the helm instead of Mourinho. Coach Martinez led the Belgian coach and the golden generation to third place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but was disgraced by being eliminated from the group stage at the World Cup in Qatar.