Benfica have reached an settlement in precept to rent PSV supervisor Roger Schmidt as their new head coach, the Portuguese membership mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
Benfica mentioned that negotiations have been happening for German Schmidt, whose contract on the Dutch Eredivisie membership expires on the finish of the season, to interchange Nelson Verissimo.
The membership added that the deal was not but formalised.
Schmidt made his identify at Salzburg and Bayer Leverkusen earlier than a spell in China the place he was sacked in mid-2019 by Beijing Guoan.
He then took over at Dutch facet PSV, who final month mentioned that former Manchester United and Actual Madrid ahead Ruud van Nistelrooy had signed a three-year contract to develop into the pinnacle coach from subsequent season.
Verissimo took cost of Benfica in December following the sacking of Jorge Jesus.
Benfica are third within the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 68 factors from 31 matches.