Benfica announced Wednesday that it is in talks with German coach Roger Schmidt and confirms the “principle of agreement” between the parties.
«Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD, in accordance with the provisions of Article 248 of the Securities Act, states that negotiations are under way and that there is a contractual principle for the recruitment of coach Roger Schmidt which is not yet available. »Refer to the red ones in an opinion sent to the Portuguese Securities Commission (CMVM).
THE more football and TVI / CNN Portugal reported on April 7, as I recall The German PSV coach had already reached an agreement with Luz’s logobut the agreement had not yet been formalized.
The Reds at the time mentioned that they had not signed a contract with any of the coaches for the next term, and do not deny our newspaper reports that there was already a contract between Schmidt and Benfica.
A 55-year-old coach who recently won the Dutch Cup against Ajax, sign two years with the eagles. TVI and more football, Roger Schmidt will travel to Germany on Wednesday to formalize the link and will return to the Netherlands later.
Schmidt has an agreement with PSV until the end of June, but Eindhoven’s logo has already been announced to succeed Ruud van Nistelrooy. After two matches, the club continues to compete for the Dutch championship and is second on the table with 71 points, four less than the leading Ajax.
Schmidt took his first steps as a coach at Delbrücker, where he ended his career as a player. He had episodes in Preussen Munster and Paderborn before heading abroad to take over RB Salzburg in 2012, where he became Austrian champion in his second season.
Bayer Leverkusen’s adventure followed in the Bundesliga’s fourth place in the 2014/15 season and third place in the 2015/16 season. He didn’t finish the next season in the pharmaceutical industry, which he left on Game Day 23 after a 6-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund.
He headed to China’s Beijing Guoan team in 2017 and is now completing his second season in Eindhoven, where he has even faced the Reds, in the playoffs of the Champions League in August, where he lost after a loss. Light 2-1 and a draw to zero at home.