Posted on Apr 06
Greece coach Fernando Santos has accepted a two-year extension to his contract, Greek federation president Sofoklis Pilavios revealed Friday.
The Portuguese coach's contract was to expire after the Euro 2012 competition this summer which Greece is participating in for the third time, but the federation's board of directors had offered Santos the extension until after the 2014 World Cup which the Greeks have hopes of qualifying.
Pilavios revealed to a board of directors meeting Friday that Santos had accepted the offer.
No financial details of the new contract were revealed by the federation or when Santos will sign the agreement.
Santos, 57, took over from successful German coach Otto Rehhagel shortly after Greece's second appearance in the World Cup in June 2010.
He helped the Greek team qualify for Euro 2012 by finishing first in their group and had a string of 16 unbeaten matches.
Before taking over the coaching reigns for the Greek national team, he coached club teams Estoril (1987-1994), Estrela da Amadora (1994-1998), Porto (1998-2001), AEK Athens (2001-2002 and 2004-2006), Panathinaikos (2002-2003), Sporting Lisbon (2003-2004), Benfica (2006-2007) and PAOK Salonica (2007-2010).
He led Porto to one Portuguese league title, two Cups and two Super Cups, while he guided AEK to a Greek Cup.