Luis Campos, who was in charge of sports at Monaco and Lille, has been hired as a football advisor by Paris Saint-Germain.
Leonardo Araujo left his job as sporting director last month, so the 57-year-old will now be in charge of the club’s recruitment, organization, and performance.
It looks like PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has decided to make a big change in the club’s leadership this summer. According to reports, head coach Mauricio Pochettino will soon be fired by the club.
Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish sports website, says that the French giants are planning to fire Pochettino this summer and that Zinedine Zidane, the former captain of France, is ready to take over as Paris coach before the next season.
Last season, the Argentine coach couldn’t get PSG the elusive Champions League trophy because they blew a 2-0 aggregate lead against Real Madrid with half an hour left in the quarter-finals.
Zidane, who is 49 years old, is now said to be going to Qatar to meet with the leaders of Parc des Princes and finish up the details of his contract.
Campos became well-known when he was the sporting director at AS Monaco from 2013 to 2016. During that time, the club had a lot of players come and go.
He oversaw the cheap signings of Bernardo Silva from Benfica (£14 million), Thomas Lemar from Caen (£3.6 million), Fabinho from Rio Ave (£5.4 million), and Anthony Martial from Lyon (£4.5 million), all of whom were later sold for a lot of money.
Real Madrid wanted to sign star player and record-setting earner Kylian Mbappe, but PSG beat them to it. Now, they want to change up their team and get rid of a few players in the process.
Campos could be put in charge of Julian Draxler, Keylor Navas, and Mauro Icardi’s moves out of the French capital right away. All three players have been linked with moves away from the city.
The new football advisor told the club’s website, “I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain, which I think is the most ambitious and exciting football club in the world.”
“We have the same vision, which I strongly believe in, and I can’t wait to get to work to help the club reach its full potential.”