Fernando Santos is not well remembered in Poland, and it’s not hard to see why. In the six matches he led the Polish national team, he lost three and won three (one of the wins was in a friendly match against Germany). This record led to the failure to qualify for EURO 2024, and Santos was dismissed before the end of the qualifiers. However, Santos quickly found a new job and was hired by Besiktas, a leading Turkish club.
Despite not meeting the fans’ expectations, Besiktas managed to climb to 3rd place in the table. There are rumors that Fernando Santos is being considered to return as the head coach of the Greek national team. This would be a big comeback after years, as the Portuguese coach previously led the team from 2010 to 2014, achieving decent results such as advancing from the group stage in Euro 2012 and the World Cup in 2014. According to reports, his potential competitor for the position is the Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez, who currently manages Paraguayan team Cerro Porteno.
Greece, like Poland, didn’t qualify for EURO 2024 but has the opportunity to play in the playoffs to save their situation. They will play their first match against Kazakhstan, and if they win, they will face the winner of the match between Georgia and Luxembourg. Currently, the Uruguayan Gustavo Poyet is the coach of the Greek national team, but according to the Greek newspaper “Ta Nea,” his expiring contract on March 31 will not be renewed. This creates an opportunity for a new coach to take over the team.