Trainer Roger Schmidt before signature at Benfica

Roger Schmidt apparently stands before changing to Portugal. According to a media report, the German should take over Benfica in the summer.

This reports the Kicker on Tuesday. Accordingly, there have already been several positive talks with the responsible persons of the Portuguese. A signature is imminent immediately, as the trade magazine reports.

Thus, Schmidt would compete the succession of Jorge Jesus-derived Jorge Jorge, which Benfica had only taken on in August 2020. Currently, Nelson Verissimo is in office, who has previously worked several times as co-trainer and youth coach for the club.

Schmidt announced his farewell to the PSV Eindhoven in February at the end of the season, since then it was open as it will continue for the 55-year-old. Among other things, he should have been a candidate on the then vacant coaching post at RB Leipzig, but said the Saxony in December to fulfill his contract in Eindhoven.

With the PSV, the reigning runner champion of the Netherlands can theoretically still win three tracks in the current season. In the championship you lies after 27 matchdays only two counters behind Ajax and also meets the capital club in the cup final. In addition, the PSV is located in the Europa Conference League in the quarterfinals, Nearest opponent is Leicester City from the English Premier League.

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Schmidt trains Eindhoven since 2020 and, among others, worked for RB Salzbug and Bayer Leverkusen.

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