Former Spanish footballer Javi García was made official as assistant coach in the technical team led by German Roger Schmidt, who started working today at Benfica Campus in preparation for next season, revealed the ‘eagles’.
The coaching staff led by Roger Schmidt consists of Jörn-Erik Wolf (assistant coach), Jens Wissing (assistant coach), Yann-Benjamin Kugel (assistant coach), Javi García (assistant coach), Fernando Ferreira (goalkeeper coach) ), Nuno Cesário (analysis and observation) and Rúben Soares (analysis and observation).
“Get to work! Coach Roger Schmidt and his technical team are already working together at Benfica Campus, fine-tuning all the pre-season details of the professional football team. The athletes’ preparation for the new season begins this Saturday, June 25th, with the completion of medical examinations”, reads on the ‘incarnates’ website.
Benfica also revealed that Schmidt, since he was officially introduced as coach on May 24 at Estádio da Luz, “has had conversations with president Rui Costa over the last month, with a view to outlining the attack plan to the goals defined by the club” for the sporting year 2022/23.
“This Friday, the time has come to get into practice and bring the projected work to life”, concluded the club da Luz, making official the return with new roles of Javi García, a former Lisbon player.
Just two days ago, the Spanish international midfielder Javi García announced the end of his football career, at the age of 35, two weeks after having terminated by mutual agreement with Boavista.
Javi García scored 44 games and scored two goals in two seasons at Boavista, after a spell at Betis (2017-2020), preceded by winning championships with Russian club Zenit (2014-2017) and Manchester City (2012-2014) ).
Trained at Real Madrid, the midfielder competed in the Merengues’ first team (2004-2007 and 2007-2009) and was loaned to Osasuna (2007/08), until moving to Benfica (2009-2012), in which he won one edition of the Portuguese I Liga and three League Cups.