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Portugal have named three coaches as interim replacements for Antonio Oliveira, who was sacked after Portugal crashed out of the World Cup.

Jose Romao, Rui Cacador and Agostinho Oliveira will be in charge for the friendly against Sweden in October, after which a permanent successor will be named.

Romao was part of Oliveira’s back-room staff at the World Cup, where shock defeats to the USA and South Korea ended Portugal’s dream in the first round.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese Football Federation have confirmed that negotiations to resolve a financial settlement with Oliveira are underway.

“The Portuguese football federation (FPF) is working to bring this to a friendly conclusion, giving full respect to what Oliveira represents both as a man and a professional,” said FPF president Gilberto Mahail.

“Oliveira’s successor will be nominated by the future FPF board, but Oliveira’s case will be resolved under my direction.”

With Portugal qualifying automatically a hosts of EURO 2004, there is no great urgency in seeking a replacement for Oliveira.

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