Wilmots set for Kaiserlslautern job

April 6, 2006

BERLIN, April 6 (Reuters) - Former Belgian international Marc Wilmots is close to signing a deal with Kaiserslautern to become their sporting director next season.

'We had talks on Wednesday and moved a step closer,' the Bundesliga side's coach Wolfgang Wolf told reporters on Thursday. 'I assume that the contract will be signed next week.'

Wilmots scored 27 goals in 138 matches for Schalke 04 between 1996 and 2003.