‘Enthusiasm and ambition’: Portugal name Roberto Martínez as manager | Portugal

The former Belgium coach Roberto Martínez has been named as Portugal’s manager and intends to hold talks with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Martínez, from Spain, stepped down from the Belgium job after their World Cup group stage exit, saying he had made the decision to end his six-year tenure some time ago and would have left even if they had been crowned champions.

It ended spell during which he took them to No 1 in the world rankings and third place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 49-year-old is replacing Fernando Santos, who left after Portugal suffered a shock defeat by Morocco in the…

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