June 10, (THEWILL) – Luis Campos has been named as Paris Saint-Germain’s new sporting advisor for the upcoming season.
Campos has established himself as a top talent scout, and is credited with transforming Monaco and Lille into Ligue 1 powerhouses in recent years. He will focus on the “performance, recruitment, and organisational side of the men’s professional team.” after replacing former sporting director Leonardo.
Speaking upon his arrival in Paris, Campos said: “I am delighted to be joining Paris Saint-Germain, which I consider is the most ambitious and exciting club in world football. I believe strongly in and share the vision of the Club and I cannot wait to get started to further unleash the great potential of this exceptional Club.”
One of Campos’ first jobs will be to determine Mauricio Pochettino’s future. There is an increasing possibility that the Argentine will be stripped of his duties later this week after failing to impress during his tenure at the Parc des Princes. Campos appears to have his sights set on Zinedine Zidane, the former Real Madrid manager. Incidentally, the Frenchman is reportedly in Qatar, the home of PSG’s owners albeit the reason for his visit remains unknown.