Coach Fernando Santos has taken over the leadership of the Polish national football team.

The Polish Football Association (PZPN) held an official press conference on the 24th (Korean time) and officially announced the appointment of Santos as head coach.

Santos took over as manager of the Portuguese national team in 2014, replacing Paulo Bento. He led the UEFA Euro 2016 victory and presented Portugal with their first Euro trophy. He also led the team to win the first UEFA Nations Cup (UNL) in the 2018-19 season. 토토사이트

However, consistent and conservative tactics eventually became poison. Coach Santos pursued defensive football and at the same time only played counter-attacks, so he was naturally read by the opposing teams. In the end, it went downhill by dropping out of the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the round of 16 at UEFA Euro 2020.

Nevertheless, at the last 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it was selected as one of the favorites to win. This is because, with Cristiano Ronaldo at the center, a team was formed with Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix as the main axis.

However, he became the victim of an accident. Portugal, along with South Korea, Ghana and Uruguay, were in Group H and advanced to the round of 16 with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss. In the round of 16, they won 6-1 against Switzerland and advanced to the quarterfinals, but lost 0-1 to Morocco, which boasts an ‘iron defense’, and eventually ended their World Cup journey in the quarterfinals.

In the end, coach Santos ended his company with Portugal. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) officially announced the breakup on the 16th of last month on its official website, saying, “Coach Santos has agreed to end a very successful journey that started in September 2014.”

The new destination is the Polish national football team. After parting ways with coach Chesław Mihnievich, PZPN was looking for a new coach. Coach Paulo Bento, who initially took the lead of the Korean national team, was also mentioned, but an agreement could not be reached, and coach Santos quickly emerged.

His debut match is expected to be in March. Poland will play the Czech Republic on March 25 in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier. In addition, Poland’s ‘gol24′ explained, “Coach Santos’ contract is until the end of the Euro 2024. If he advances to the finals, the contract period is automatically extended until the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in North and Central America.”

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