Former Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez could be about to take over the Portugal national team job after being chosen by their football association.
Until after the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Martinez was coach of Belgium but decided to depart after the Red Devils failed to get out of their group.
According to David Ornstein at The Athletic, he will not be out of work for very long and he will get to work with another supremely talented squad in Portugal.
The Spanish coach has reached a verbal agreement to become Portugal’s new coach. The appointment as Fernando Santos‘ successor is likely to be announced by the end of next week.
Martinez has been the subject of interest from plenty of national teams and some football clubs as well, but it seems he would like to stay in international management.
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The Portuguese national team is one of the most talented on the international scene. One of the favorites in every tournament, they have a wonderful generation of players led by the usual veterans.
He will have a host of talented players to work with such as Bruno Fernandes, Rafael Leao, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva and of course, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has not retired from international football which means that Martinez will need to decide how he deals with the superstar who now plays for Al Nassr.
It is presumed that Martinez will be given the chance to impress at both Euro 2024 and then the World Cup in 2026.