Martinez stepped down as the coach of Belgium following their disappointing performance at the World Cup. It had been muted that he may return to his home country of Spain for a new position but since then it has been reported he will be heading to Portugal instead.

According to David Ornstein for the Atlantic: “Martinez has reached a verbal agreement to become the new head coach of Portugal’s national team. The appointment of the 49 year old Spaniard is on course to be finalised by the end of next week”.

Fernando Santos left the job following the performance of Portugal in the World Cup. Since then numerous names have been linked to the job, including José Mourinho.