FORMER Portugal manager Fernando Santos is set to be appointed the new Poland boss, according to reports.
Fernando Santos is set to be appointed the new Poland managerGetty
Steven Gerrard was sacked by Aston Villa in OctoberRex
Ex-Rangers and Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard had been linked with the international vacancy.
Romano tweeted: “Poland are closing in on agreement to appoint Fernando Santos as new head coach — deal expected to be valid until June 2026.
“Former Portugal coach is discussing the final details to get it done soon.”
Santos led Portugal to glory at Euro 2016 as they beat France 1-0 in the final to lift the country’s first ever major trophy.
They were then eliminated by Uruguay in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup.
And they exited the following European Championship at the same stage, going down 1-0 to Belgium.
In Qatar, the Barcelona striker, 34, helped his country progress beyond the group stage for the first time since 1986.
They were then eliminated by defending champions France in the last 16, losing 3-1 following a Kylian Mbappe brace.
Santos is set to take them up to the next World Cup, with their Euros qualification group featuring Czech Republic, Albania, Faroe Islands and Moldova.
Santos has been replaced as Portugal manager by former Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.