The Federation interacted this morning that the President of the FPF, Fernando Gomes, will present the new National Selector in a press conference to be held in Cidade do Futebol, at 12 midday. The name was not offered.
Spaniard Roberto Martinez has actually been pointed out in recent days as the picked one to be successful Fernando Santos.
Spanish radio Cadena SER had revealed on Sunday that the previous Belgium coach would travel to Lisbon this Monday.
The 49-year-old Spanish coach is anticipated to authorize an agreement with the FPF until 2026 and start preparing the March qualifiers for the 2024 UEFA European Championship in Germany.
Roberto Martínez organized the Belgium national group in 2016, after the 2016 European Championship, in which the Diables Rouges, under the command of Marc Wilmots, were removed by Wales in the quarterfinals (defeat by 1-3), after a reasonable teams (0-1 against Italy, 3-0 against the Republic of Ireland and 1-0 against Sweden) and elimination of Hungary in the round of 16 (4-0).
The Spaniard was with Belgium at the 2018 World Cup (3rd area) and also 2022 (eliminated in the team stage), at the 2020 European Championship (quarter-finals) and at the 2021 Nations League (4th place). Throughout these six and a half years, he has actually had one of the most effective generations of Belgians in his hands (De Bruyne, the Hazard bros, Witsel, Lukaku, Courtois, Mertens, Benteke, Vertonghen, Batshuayi, Meunier, to name a few), yet, deep down, there will certainly constantly be the regret of not having actually won anything for the main European team. Martínez left following removal in the 2022 World Cup group phase (1-0 to Canada, 0-2 to Morocco as well as 0-0 to Croatia).
It needs to be kept in mind that Roberto Martínez dealt well with both communities in Belgium, despite not revealing himself very well in French or Flemish, which was never ever a problem, as the majority of players talk English. The Spaniard appears to be a conveniently obtainable coach, who speaks well with the gamers as well as has a good partnership with the media. When he restored with the Belgian federation, he started to collect the functions of technical supervisor, additionally aiding to create amateur football, training as well as women’s football.
For this he got an income of around three million euros per year. It ought to be noted that Belgium led the FIFA world rating for three years. He had actually spent there periodically in 2015, but in 2019, 2020 as well as 2021 he was leader from starting to finish of the triennium. With Martinez in the lead.
A number of names were discussed as opportunities to take over the national group, starting with Jose Mourinho, but additionally Bruno Lage, Paulo Fonseca, Rui Jorge, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique.