Santos rewarded after Euro 2016 success

Fernando Santos has been rewarded for helping Portugal win their first ever international trophy by signing a new contract that will see him take charge of the national side until Euro 2020.

The 61-year-old Santos, who has been at the helm of the Seleção since September 2014, masterminded his team’s European Championship success as they beat hosts France in the final thanks to a solitary goal in extra-time from striker Eder.

Portugal were not one of the favourites going into the tournament and were definitely not one of the more entertaining sides on show, only winning one match within 90 minutes.

However, the competition top-scorers, France, were unable to break through some stubborn defence, led by Real Madrid defender Pepe, in the showpiece match.

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement: “The new deal between the FPF and Fernando Santos will be in force until Euro 2020, coinciding with the end of the mandate of the current Director of the Portuguese Football Federation.”