Portugal appoint Fernando Santos as new manager
Fernando Santos has been appointed as the new manager of the Portuguese national side.
The 59-year-old could start his new job with an eight-match ban after he was sent off in his final game as Greece boss - a 5-3 penalty shoot-out defeat by Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup.
Lisbon-born Santos, who has managed Benfica, has appealed against the ban.
He succeeds Paulo Bento, who quit after a surprise 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying loss to Albania earlier this month.
|Portugal's last four results|
|7 Sept: Home v Albania Euro 2016 qualifier 0-1 Lost|
|26 June : v Ghana World Cup 2-1 Won|
|22 June: v USA World Cup 2-2 Draw|
|16 June: v Germany World Cup 0-4 Lost|
Santos, who played for Maritimo and Estoril during the 1970s, has also been in charge of Porto and Sporting Lisbon during his 27-year managerial career.
He has also spent time managing in Greece, including a stint with PAOK, Panathinaikos and two spells with AEK Athens.
He was in charge of Greece for four years but his reign ended on a sour note with his sending off, which followed an altercation with an official at the end of the last-16 match in Recife.