F. Santos at nat’l team helm



Noted Portuguese coach Fernando Santos on Thursday was tapped as the new manager of the Greek national football team, succeeding Otto Rehhagel.
An announcement issued by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) underlined that “Fernando Santos will be the new coach of the national team for the next two years, following a unanimous decision by the board. The official presentation of the Portuguese coach to the press will take place … on Friday,” the federation stated.
Santos coached PAOK Thessaloniki last season, leading the team to second place and a Champion’s League qualification round. He previous coached AEK Athens and Panathinaikos Athens, as well as Portugal’s “Big 3” — Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and Porto FC.
(source: ana-mpa)