Head Coach of Portugal male national team, Fernando Santos is no longer the manager of the team after getting knocked out by Morocco in the quarter final of the World Cup.

The decision has been made after World Cup. #Qatar2022 

Portugal will appoint new manager in the next weeks.

“The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and Fernando Santos have agreed to end the highly successful journey that began in September 2014,” read an official statement from the FPF on Thursday (15 December).

“After one of the best performances ever by the National Team in the final stages of the World Championship, in Qatar, FPF and Fernando Santos understand that this is the right moment to start a new cycle.

“In addition to the titles won, Fernando Santos became the coach with the most games and most victories [in the team’s history]. It was an honour to have a coach and a person like Fernando Santos at the head of the National Team. The FPF thanks Fernando Santos and his technical team for the services provided over eight unique years and believes that this thanks is also made on behalf of the Portuguese people.

“The FPF Board will now begin the process of choosing the next national coach.”

Reports suggest that Jose Mourinho and Sergio Conceicao are the top candidates for the job.