‘It’s not Bento’ Poland national team appoints Santos, who was in charge of Portugal

The Poland men’s national football team has appointed Fernando Santos as coach to replace Paulo Bento.

The Polish Football Association officially announced on the 24th (Korean time) that it has signed a contract with coach Santos until the summer of 2026.토토사이트

Initially, local media outlets such as Poland’s ‘TVP’ mentioned Bento as the next strong command tower. Coach Bento proved his leadership by leading the Korean national team to the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, negotiations finally broke down, and Poland continued to accompany coach Santos.

Santos coached clubs such as FC Porto, Sporting Lisbon, Benfica (above Portugal), AEK Athens, Panasinaikos, and PAOKFC (above Greece), and started building his national team coaching career in 2010 by taking charge of the Greek national team. He led the Portuguese national team in 2014 and also lifted the UEFA Euro 2016 and 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League trophies.

At the World Cup in Qatar, Portugal and Korea, led by coach Santos, were in Group H of the same group stage and played the third match. At that time, Korea advanced to the round of 16 after a dramatic victory with Hwang Hee-chan’s winning goal in extra time in the second half. Portugal also reached the round of 16, but were eliminated after meeting Morocco in the quarterfinals and losing 0-1.

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