According to data collected by TVI / CNN / Maisfutebol, Benfica and Roger Schmidt have already formalized a deal with the German as the coach of the first team starting next season.
Schmidt still has a contract with PSV Eindhoven, which expires at the end of this season, and he made the contract for two seasons and had another option for Benfica.
President Rui Costa led the process and was in Germany this Wednesday to stop hiring a new coach.
As a result, Roger Schmidt will soon be the official new coach of Benfica. In other words, the recruitment of a German will be communicated to the Portuguese Securities Commission, which will be officially presented in Lisbon.
On Wednesday, which began with Benfica confirming the start of the contract with the German, twenty days after Maisfutebol / TVI / CNN Portugal had reported the same, and Rui Costa’s trip to German soil ends the day with Roger Schmidt as Benfica’s coach.
He is sitting on the red bench from the 2022/23 season.