French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain have confirmed the appointment of Luis Campos as their new Football Director.
The 57 year-old Portuguese had previously worked as Sporting Director at both French Ligue 1 sides AS Monaco and LOSC Lille Metropole. His work on transfers helped contribute to Lille’s Ligue 1 title success in the 2020/2021 season, though he left the club in December 2020.
Campos revealed: “I am very happy to join Paris St-Germain. I consider them to be the most ambitious and exciting club in the world of football. We share the same vision, a vision in which I firmly believe, and I am eager to start working to develop the exceptional potential of the club.”
Campos’ arrival comes amid major changes at the Parc des Princes, with sporting director Leonardo having left and manager Mauricio Pochettino reportedly set to be axed this summer with ex-Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane waiting in the wings to be installed as his replacement.
Pochettino helped PSG record triumphs in the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions last campaign before romping to the Ligue 1 title this season, but it seems the three feats will not be enough for him to keep his job.
It has been rumoured that Zidane has travelled to Qatar to meet with the club’s owners in order to finalise the remaining details of his contract.
The deal is anticipated to be announced tomorrow with Zidane’s phenomenal success in the Champions League at Real Madrid being a deciding factor in his appointment. The Frenchman is also the idol of star man Kylian Mbappe, though it is unknown if the prolific hitman’s influence within the club may have had any impact on the upcoming appointment.