Antonio Oliveira is set to take over as coach of Portugal for the second time, replacing Humberto Coelho who resigned after the country's semi-final exit at Euro 2000.
The Portuguese sports newspaper Record reported on Wednesday that Gilberto Madail, president of the Portuguese Football Federation, will officially announce the decision during the next 48 hours.
In his previous spell as national boss, Oliveira guided Portugal to Euro 96, where they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage. He has also won two League championships at Porto.
Madail is expected to announce the decision after speaking with his technical committee. Although there is some resistance within the committee to Oliveira's appointment, it is expected that he will receive majority approval.
Personally I think it's a great decision. Afterall, the man does know what excellence is all about having coached FCP!
I think Simao will be a big flop.....*unless* he gets some serious first team action this season and the following years...the young players I think will be the best in the future are:
Bakero (only if he grows up!), Delfim, Ricardo Silva, Candido Costa, Hugo Leal and Paulo Costa.
hey Santa..I like Figo and he's from Sporting, I love Beto and he's from Sporting, I like Delfim and he's from Sporting, don't forget Futre started in Sporting. So I don't buy that shi_t. I don't like Simao because I have never seen a Portuguese who promised so much do nothing. Somehow I feel that the story of Simao will be his promise..which sadly I don't think we'll ever get in full.