If no formalization has taken place to record the departure of the Brazilian Leonardo, the sports director of Paris-Saint-Germain, the football club announced, Friday, June 10, the arrival of the Portuguese Luis Campos as “football adviser”. In fact, the latter will be responsible “the organization, recruitment and performance of the professional team”or roughly speaking, what Leonardo was doing.
A charge for Luis Campos d’“Helping the team reach a new level”as the club press release states, while PSG has again failed, during the past season, to impose itself on the European scene, eliminated in the knockout stages of the Champions League by Real Madrid.
“I am very happy to join Paris-Saint-Germain, which I consider 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 can’t wait to start working to develop the exceptional potential of the club.”said Luis Campos, quoted in a press release from PSG.
Aged 57, the latter is renowned both for his strong character and for his competence: he was one of the craftsmen of the titles of French champion of Monaco in 2017 and Lille in 2021.
Close to Kylian Mbappé, whom he has known since his Monegasque years, Luis Campos will have to reshuffle the Parisian workforce, relieve it of certain players and, above all, define a more coherent policy than that of his predecessor, Leonardo, dismissed on the evening of the extension, until 2025, of Kylian Mbappé.
First file, the trainer
His first hot file could be that of the PSG coach, as the resumption is scheduled for the start of July, with a summer tour of Japan scheduled for July 20-25. The future of Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, on the bench for a season and a half, remains uncertain.
Several media reported on Friday that the capital club was close to an agreement with Zinédine Zidane, free of any contract since leaving Real Madrid at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
PSG refused to confirm or deny the information. A source close to the club’s management has relativized to Agence France-Presse (AFP) the information that such an agreement was acquired. Joined by the teamAlain Migliaccio, historical adviser to Zinedine Zidane, said that “All these rumors circulating are unfounded”. ” To date, I am the only person admitted to represent and advise Zinedine Zidane. Neither Zinedine Zidane nor I have been contacted directly by the PSG owner. he added.