Roberto Martinez Named As Portugal Coach

After leaving his position as Belgium's coach following that nation's group-stage exit from the World Cup in Qatar

Roberto Martinez was announced as Portugal's new coach on Monday

The 49-year-old Spaniard succeeds Fernando Santos, and the condition of captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently signed with Saudi club Al Nassr

will be the most urgent matter on his to-do list. At a news conference, Martinez stated

My point of departure will be the team of 26 players that played in the World Cup, and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of them

After working as a manager at Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, and Everton

Martinez became the head coach of Belgium in 2016 and guided the team to the 2018 World Cup semifinals

Under his leadership, Belgium were top of the FIFA world rankings for more than three years

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