Portugal boss Fernando Santos has been sacked after his side crashed out of the World Cup at the hands of Morocco in Saturday’s quarter-final.
Santos was appointed in 2014, and led the nation to their first ever major international successes, winning the European Championship in 2016 and the inaugural Nations League three years later. He also secured the most victories by a coach in charge of Portugal.
The 68-year-old had a contract running to the summer of 2024 after he renewed his deal two years ago but will not stay on the job any longer following his side’s last-eight exit in Qatar.
Portugal’s official Twitter account posted a lengthy video thanking Santos for his service.