Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz has indicated he could soon leave the club to take charge of the Portugal national side.
Queiroz is the leading contender to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who stepped down after Euro 2008 to move to Chelsea.
The former Real Madrid manager was in Lisbon yesterday for discussions with the Portuguese Football Federation.
He said: 'I can say little more than you know at this time.
'Currently the matter is out of my hands. From my part, there is not much to say, it needs to be resolved between the federation and Manchester United.
'We must wait calmly. I have spoken with the two parties and now I wait for movement.'
Queiroz, who is on a one-year rolling contract, is in his second spell as Sir Alex Ferguson's number two and has established a fine reputation.
He rejoined the club in 2004 after a season at Real and United are reluctant to part with him again.
They are reported to have offered improved terms but Queiroz is interested in a potential four-year deal to lead his country.