Athens - Greece's Football Association says national coach,
Fernando Santos will step down following the World Cup in Brazil, after a
successful four-year term on the job that saw the country rise to 12th place in
the FIFA world ranking.
Association director, Giorgos Sarris said Thursday that he
would "continue to offer (Santos) full support until his final day in his
The 59-year-old Santos, a Portuguese veteran coach in Greek
leagues, took over the national team in 2010, after 2004 European Championship
winner Otto Rehhagel retired.
Santos cautiously weaned Greece away from a heavily
defensive game, maintaining an impressive 24-13-4 record to reach the 2012
European Championship and the summer World Cup finals in Brazil, where Greece
faces Colombia, Japan and Ivory Coast