Fernando Castro Santos
|Full name||Fernando Castro Santos|
|Date of birth||20 February 1952|
|Place of birth||Poio, Spain|
During his career he worked in several clubs in his country, as well as in Portugal.
Santos began his managing career at only 30, with local Pontevedra CF, before moving to neighbours SD Compostela in 1989. During his six-year spell at the latter, he led the club from the fourth to the top division.
After helping Compos maintain its top flight status in the 1994–95 season, Santos stayed in the region, signing with Celta de Vigo and remaining there for two years.1 He started the 1997–98 campaign in Portugal with Sporting Clube de Braga, being sacked after a few months (the club eventually reached the domestic cup final) and returning to his country with Sevilla FC, in the second level.
Leaving Sevilla in the summer 1999 after the club's top division promotion, Santos spent the following years at CD Tenerife, Polideportivo Ejido, Córdoba CF, UD Almería and UD Vecindario - all in the country's second level, safe for 2000–01; he also spent some of the 2002–03 season again at Braga, meeting the same fate.
- Fernando Castro Santos; Diario de Córdoba, 23 October 2003 (Spanish)
- Castro Santos no Leixões (Castro Santos at Leixões); Leixões' official website, 9 February 2010 (Portuguese)
- Diego Castro y Fernando Castro Santos, duelo entre padre e hijo en Segunda (Diego Castro and Fernando Castro Santos, father-son duel in Segunda); Hoy Sport, 23 January 2008 (Spanish)