Fernando Santos has officially been sacked as Portugal coach after he failed to lead his country past the quarter-finals of the World Cup. After eight years in charge and victory at Euro 2016, the 68-year-old has now left the job. He failed to repeat the success of his early tenure in Qatar and saw Portugal crash out to Morocco in the quarter-final after weeks of dealing with the drama surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo.
Santos benched Ronaldo mid-way through the tournament but the switch did not spark attacking success against the Atlas Lions.
Unsurprisingly, after the early World Cup exit, Santos‘ long-term future immediately came under much doubt.
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