Farewell Fernando: Santos and A Seleção Part Ways

The FPF (Federeção Portuguesa de Portugal) have today confirmed that Fernando Santos is no longer manager of the Portugal national team.

He was contracted until after Euro 2024 but has been relieved of his duties after Portugal’s recent FIFA World Cup quarter-final exit vs Morocco.

The 68-year-old presided over A Seleção for 109 matches, winning 68, drawing 21 and losing 20. He took over as Portugal manager in October 2014 with the primary goal of qualifying for Euro 2016. Portugal went on to win the European Championships, defeating France on home soil as they claimed their first major honour at senior level. Portugal then added a second trophy to the cabinet during Santos’ reign, beating Netherlands 1-0 to win the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019.

Thanks for the memories, Fernando.

One thought on “Farewell Fernando: Santos and A Seleção Part Ways”

  1. I’m sad to see him go. He received a lot negativity after 2018. But people have to remember he guided us to every tournament he tried and got us out of group stages in every one. Got us 2 not 1 but 2 national titles. This man is a legend.
    Obrigado Sr. Santos

    Hopefully his replacement will be good. Because he has big shoes to fill.

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