PSV finds a manager for the next season

11.3.2020.  
PSV finds a manager for the next season

The season started with Mark van Bommel at the head of PSV, and Ernest Faber took over as the interim manager. He was the head of the youth academy and he'll be going back to that position next season as PSV has found a new manager. Roger Schmidt will lead the side from Eindhoven.


The former Red Bull Salzburg and Bayer Leverkusen boss will take over in the summer and has signed a two-year contract with the Dutch club. Most recently, he has been leading a club in the Chinese league - Beijing Guoan.


Schmidt explained how much the way PSV conducted the negotiations made him certain that he picked well.


"During the many conversations with Toon Gerbrands and John de Jong [PSV executives] I got a good picture of the way of working and I always realized that PSV's vision on top football fits me. In addition, being able to trust each other is a great thing. None of our encounters came out until the signing of the signatures. I find that telling about the way they treat each other at PSV. For me, trust is the basis for working together," said the 52-year-old Schmidt.



PSV won the title the last time in 2018 and the Dutch cup all the way back in 2012. Yet Schmidt knows the club is searching only for success.


"The Eredivisie is part of the challenge I found at PSV. Dutch football has always pleased me and I am really looking forward to working in a completely new environment for me. PSV fully supports the way I play football. And I support PSV's demand that the club always play for prizes. My teams play football to win, always."


John de Jong, PSV's director of football knows what the fans can expect from Schmidt's team.


"At PSV we like a certain way of playing football. We want to be the boss in the field. Roger thinks the same about that. In my time as a scout I have often seen his Red Bull Salzburg and Bayer Leverkusen play. That impressed me time and again. The energy with which those teams went looking for the goal of the opponent is really nice to see," said De Jong.


PSV hopingly also mentioned Schmidt's experience with launching talents as he made room for Sadio Mane at Salzburg, gave Kai Havertz the chance at 16. He also pushed through several of Leverkusen's talent like Julian Brandt, Benjamin Henrichs, and Jonathan Tah.



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