Former Monaco, Real Madrid director opens up over Man Utd links

Oli Fisher

Luis Campos has admitted that he is flattered to be linked with the Director of Football role at Manchester United.

Reports have suggested that Campos is one of a number of names being considered by the Old Trafford hierarchy, having worked under Jose Mourinho before at Real Madrid.

The 53-year-old saw his stock rise after a stint at Monaco where he was responsible for bringing through Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy among others.

“Manchester United have not spoken to me about this position. But I’m very proud that my name is mentioned as one possibility because Manchester United have such a fantastic history in the world of football,” Campos told Yahoo.

“My function is to make the link with the players, the coach and the board. I develop the scouting team and its structure. I speak with the board to assess the economic opportunities for signing players.

“The coach develops the profile of the team, the type of players he needs for his tactics, and in tandem with the scouting team we suggest the best solutions on the market to fit the profile the coach requires.

“I have developed a large network worldwide. Normally, I build teams by using five players with experience and combining these with big talents who also have the potential to develop inside the club for its future.

“It’s very important for a sports director to make the link with everybody within the club. To create the best infrastructure and provide the best support resources – for recovery, for nutrition, for data on player performance. Everything to help the coach and the players to deliver their best. This is how I work.”

Recent reports have suggested that Roma director Monchi is being considered, while FA technical director Dan Ashworth and RB Leipzig’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell are also linked.


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