The remarkable journey of Portugal at the 2022 World Cup has been accentuated by the dismissal of their head coach.InformationGuideNigeria
Fernando Santos resigned on Thursday following Portugal’s 1-0 loss to Morocco in the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday, the second consecutive match in which Cristiano Ronaldo did not start.NYSC Portal
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Paulo Bento was fired as Portugal’s coach following the 2014 World Cup, and 68-year-old Fernando Santos replaced him. Greece was coached by Santos from 2010 to 2014.
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In 2016, Santos led Portugal to their first major international trophy, the UEFA European Championship. Uruguay eliminated Portugal from the 2018 World Cup in the Round of 16.
Ronaldo’s controversial interview with Piers Morgan, in which he criticized his club Manchester United, aired just before he went to Qatar, casting a shadow over Portugal‘s 2022 World Cup campaign. United immediately parted ways with Ronaldo, whose status as a free agent was the focus of rumors throughout the entire tournament. He was also sighted practicing at Real Madrid’s practice facility on Wednesday. He reportedly considered an offer from Saudi club Al Nassr for about $210 million per year.JAMB Result
“When you lead groups, you have to make some difficult decisions,” he added. “It’s normal that not everyone was happy with the choices I made but the decisions I took were always thinking about what would be best for our team.”