Santos, 68, replaces Czeslaw Michniewicz, who led the Polish national team at the 2022 World Cup, in Qatar.

Santos will lead a team led by FC Barcelona 'star' Robert Lewandowski, top scorer (78 goals) and most capped (138 games) for the national team.

The Portuguese coach had led the Portuguese national team since 2014 and left on December 15, 2022.

In 109 games, Fernando Santos managed 67 wins, 23 draws and 19 defeats, the last of which was against Morocco, by 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Football World Cup.