Fernando Santos defended Cristiano Ronaldo's right to give the media the brush off once again after the Real Madrid star grabbed the only goal as Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0 on Wednesday.
Ronaldo's willingness to leave Real Madrid and Spain has been partially blamed on his being chased by the tax man.
Ronaldo guided Real Madrid to a 12th Champions League in the Welsh capital, as his two goals were pivotal in beating Juventus earlier this month and yet his future has been plunged into doubt in recent days.
Marca also reported that club captain Sergio Ramos had called Ronaldo to ask him to stay.
It remains hard to believe Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Real Madrid this summer, but a move to Paris may well be more likely that a return to Manchester if the improbable comes to pass.
Yet with speculation swirling around his Real future, the 32-year-old added further uncertainty by failing to address the matter with a clear statement, choosing instead to talk only about the game against Russian Federation as he'd done following Portugal's draw against Mexico on Sunday.
Portuguese sports daily A Bola also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision.
Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.
Croatian prosecutors said Monday they were opening an investigation into whether Real Madrid's Luka Modric gave false testimony at the trial of Dinamo Zagreb's powerful former boss, Zdravko Mamic.
The statement did not name Modric directly but referred to "a Croatian citizen born in 1985".