Portugal have relieved Fernando Santos of his duties as head coach following the nation’s quarter-final exit at the 2022 World Cup.
The Selecao progressed to the quarterfinals of the tournament in Qatar, before they were eliminated 1-0 by Morocco.
Following the narrow loss to the Atlas Lions, Santos revealed that he would discuss his future when he returned to Lisbon.
A recent report indicated that Portugal were preparing to sack Santos, and it has now been confirmed that he has been relieved of his duties.
The 68-year-old guided his country to Euro 2016 glory, which represented Portugal’s first trophy at a major tournament, and he also won the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League in 2018-19.
However, Santos oversaw a last-16 exit at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, before his tenure ultimately came to end with a quarter-final defeat in Qatar.