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Santos named as Portugal national coach

Santos named as Portugal national coach
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The Portuguese Football Association has announced Fernando Santos is the country’s new head coach.

Santos had been the front-runner for the job.

He will take over the team straight away, but he is still subject to an FIFA ban for eight international games.

Santos will be in charge of the team’s training, however another coach is expected to take his place on the bench during the ban imposed by FIFA after Greece’s World Cup match against Costa Rica for “unsporting conduct” towards match officials.

Santos has managed each of the big three in Portugal, FC Porto, Sporting and Benfica.