The 49-year-old Spanish coach left the Belgium national team after the 2022 World Cup, held in Qatar, where they were eliminated in the group stage.

Martínez - the third foreigner to coach the Portuguese national team after Otto Glória and Luiz Felipe Scolari - will be presented today by the president of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), Fernando Gomes, at a press conference at Cidade do Futebol, in Oeiras, from 12:00.

Fernando Santos, who led the Portuguese national team since 2014, left on December 15, 2022, after working with the team to win the first two international trophies at senior level in Portugal, with the win in Euro2016 and the 2019 League of Nations.