SANTOS LEADS GREECE
Fernando Santos has lead Greece to the quarter-finals of the 2012 Euro’s and the nation is now headed to their 2nd consecutive World Cup. The Portuguese coach is demonstrating as time passes by why he was selected to replace the previous coach Otto Rehhagel in 2010.
Throughout the entire managerial career of Santos, he has coaches a number of clubs from Portugal and Greece including some such as: Benfica, Panathinaikos, Porto and Sporting CP.
His impressive seasons with the different clubs led to Santos being selected to guide the Greek nation to success in the international stage. When the 2014 World Cup concludes, he will be returning to club football as the Portuguese coach stated that he turned down the offer of being in charge of the nation when the tournament ends.
"The federation pressed me for a final answer on a contract extension but I turned down their offer. I will now take my time and think about my future without any pressure. I am a coach and anything is possible, to return to Portugal or Greece, or even China." Santos stated.
Even though Kostas Mitroglou has not enjoyed an impressive season with Fulham he is expected to lead the attacking line of Greece for the 2014 World Cup. Santos will be announcing his 23 man shortlist of players that will be travelling with him to Brazil in the next few days.
Greece was drawn into the same group as Japan, Colombia and Cote d’Ivoire. Fernando Santos has his work cut out for him as all of their opponents are tough obstacles for his squad.