Luis Campos flattered to be linked with Manchester United Director of Football role
Luis Campos insists hes yet to speak to Manchester United about a move to the club but says hes flattered to be in the frame to become the clubs Director of Football.
The Portuguese was hired by Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid to oversee the clubs recruitment and scouting systems at the Bernabeu.
Mourinho was fond of Campos and his stock has risen since with a stint at Monaco that helped produce the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy.
United are keen to appoint a Director of Football after a disappointing transfer window in which Mourinho clashed with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over his targets.
Campos is believed to be on a list of potential candidates to fill the role and he admits hes happy to be in the frame.
Manchester United have not spoken to me about this position. But Im 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.
Campos stepped down from his role at Monaco after their stunning run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The 53-year-old currently has an advisory role on the board of Ligue 1 club Lille and he insists he has a clear template in how he works at clubs.
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My function is to make the link with the players, the coach and the board, Campos continue.
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
Its 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.