Poland, kicked by Bento, appoints ‘Portugal manager’ Santos 

The Polish Football Association has entrusted the leadership of the national team to former Portugal national team coach Fernando Santos (68).

The Polish Football Association announced on its official website on the 24th (Korean time) that “Coach Santos will now lead the Polish national football team.”

The position of coach of the 메이저사이트 Polish national team was taken by coach Cesław Mihnievich until last month, but after being eliminated in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, coach Mihnievich resigned from the national team coaching position on the 22nd of last month.

Regarding the position of the next head coach, the Polish Association handed over the baton to coach Santos, who led the Portuguese national team, after careful consideration.

Santos led the Portuguese national team to the UEFA Euro 2016, the first time in the team’s history to lift the trophy.

In 2019, they continued their success by becoming the first champions of the UEFA Nations League.

However, the Portuguese Football Association decided to terminate the contract on the 15th of last month, even though the contract period remained, when Santos was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

After Santos became independent, the Polish association contacted Santos and decided to appoint him to the national team coaching position.

On the other hand, when coach Santos will lead the Polish national team, attention is focused on the future of former Korea national soccer team coach Paulo Bento.

Portuguese media Hekord reported, “The Polish Football Association ranked coach Bento first and worked on persuasion for a long time, but coach Bento refused without making a final decision.”

He added, “The association sought a new person in accordance with the board schedule on the 24th, and he is the manager of Santos.”

Bentu, who turned down the Polish coaching post after leaving the South Korean national team, is also considered one of the potential coaches to lead a Premier League club in the near future.

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