Benfica’s president Rui Costa and SAD administrator Lourenço Pereira Coelho, who has been delegated to the football field, were in Germany yesterday to meet Roger Schmidt and agree on the details of the deal with the coach.
The German will be coaching Benfica next season and the deal has been around for a long time.
Roger Schmidt will sign the contract for two seasons, one of which is an additional option, and is already preparing for Benfica’s new team and pre-season as well as the Reds structure. Measures to recruit players are already underway and will continue to depend on the outcome of likely sales, particularly the sale of spearhead Darwin Núñez, which is expected to generate the most revenue – Uruguayan clubs in Germany, Spain, France and, above all, England.
Official talks with Roger Schmidt were planned earlier, but a good performance against England in the 3-3 Liverpool Champions League and a 2-0 victory over Sporting in the championship delayed the clearing. the media phase for current Benfica coach Nélson Veríssimo – who, as A BOLA said, has a strong chance to pursue a career in a foreign club.
In any case, Schmidt still leads PSV and is still in second place in the championship, four points behind the leading Ajax after four games. There is still a chance to win the Dutch championship at PSV, whose league ends on May 15th.
Therefore, no bus trip to Portugal is currently planned. Roger Schmidt is not expected until the 17th, Tuesday, and Benfica can then continue the formalities to introduce the German to fans.