We hired a director from Portugal. But not Paulo Bento.
The Polish Football Association announced on the 25th (Korean time) a new head coach to lead the national team. The main character is not Bento, but Fernando Santos, former Portuguese national team coach.
The Polish Football Association announced at an official press conference held in Warsaw, Poland that it had decided to entrust Santos with the leadership of the national team. Poland advanced to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but found a new command tower without renewing the contract with coach Chesław Mihnievich, who led the team at the time.
Polish local media reported that Bento, who took the helm of the Korean national team and reached the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, is a strong candidate for the next coach, but the Polish Football Association rejected Santos as coach. 메이저놀이터
Coach Santos also participated in the Qatar World Cup and reached the quarterfinals. He started his coaching career in 1988 by taking charge of his country and the Greek club team, and from 2010 to 2014 he was in charge of the Greek national team.
He served as coach of the national team for 8 years from 2014 to the Qatar World Cup under Bento coach Huhim. At the World Cup in Qatar, they belonged to Group H, the same as Korea, and took 1st place. However, they lost 1-2 in the final match against Korea in the group stage and were eliminated in the quarterfinals after being caught by Morocco.
Coach Santos had a contract with the Portuguese national team until 2024, but the Portuguese Football Association replaced the national team command tower with Roberto Martinez, a Spaniard who led the Belgian national team.
At the press conference, coach Santos said, “I am a Polish citizen from today. It is an honor to be able to work here. I will try to bring joy to the Polish people. I am confident that (the Polish national team) will achieve success. “, he said.
“It was not an easy choice, and the process was difficult, but we made the best decision,” said Chezary Kulesha, head of the Polish Football Association. “Our first goal is to qualify for the 2024 European Championship.”