Former Portugal Manager Santos Appointed Poland Coach

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Poland is set to appoint former Portugal manager Fernando Santos as their new coach.

Santos left Portugal coaching role after his contract was terminated in December just after their World Cup quarterfinal exit to Morocco.

Polish FA president Cezary Kulesza said that the new national team manager will be presented on Tuesday.

However, there has been no official announcement but Polish Minister of Sport and Tourism Kamil Bortniczuk has congratulated Kulesza and the FA on the appointment.

"Santos is a coach with a very good CV (Greece and Portugal since 2010, and previously top Portuguese and Greek clubs), successes (European Championship), experience in working with great stars, led by @Cristiano," he tweeted on Monday.

Santos led Portugal to success at Euro 2016 and the 2018-19 Nations League with Cristiano Ronaldo as captain. At club level he has managed Porto, AEK Athens, Panathinaikos, Sporting, Benfica, PAOK and he also had a four-year spell as Greece coach.