Paulo Bento has ended his contract as coach of the Portugal national football team after four years in charge.
According to reports Bento and the Portuguese Football Federation ruptured the contract by mutual agreement.
His dismissal comes in the wake of a poor string of results that led to Portugal exiting this summer’s World Cup at the group stage and most recently losing their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against unfancied Albania.
After the 45-year-old and his players were booed off the pitch from certain sections of the fans following their stunning defeat by Albania on Sunday in Alveiro the writing was on the wall.
The former Sporting boss took charge of the national team in 2010 following the dismissal of Carlos Queiroz.
His current contract was due to expire after the 2016 European Championship in France.