According to the Portuguese publication A Bola, Fernando Santos has agreed to depart the nation, and Jose Mourinho has been discussed as a possible successor.
Coach Fernando Santos is likely to leave Portugal soon
Portugal’s loss against Morocco in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals, with a score of 1-0, led to harsh criticism of coach Fernando Santos.
Even more so, this seasoned coach was questioned for his tactics and the way his father staffing in matches in Qatar, notably the omission of Cristiano Ronaldo from the starting line-up in the round of 16 and quarter-final matches.
Mourinho is a bright candidate to lead the Portuguese national team
Reports in A Bola indicate that coach Santos and the Portuguese Football Federation have agreed to end their contract.
The publication suggested Jose Mourinho, the current Portuguese coach of the AS Roma team, as a possible alternative. Mourinho is now leading the Serie A club to the Conference League championship and may think twice about leaving the Italian capital team despite the “Special One” being on the shortlist.
Paulo Fonseca (Lillie’s coach), Bruno Lage (previous manager of the Wolves), and Rui Jorge (Portugal U-21 coach) are all names affiliated with the Portugal coach.