- Campos is recognised as one of Europe’s best sporting directors following successful stints at Monaco and Lille
- Previous director Leonardo was sacked following the contract renewal of Kylian Mbappe
- Campos’ long standing relationship with Mbappe is understood to be a key driver behind the appointment
Paris Saint-Germain are understood to be close to announcing their new director of football, with Luis Campos all set to replace the departed Leonardo, according to sources in France.
Speculation heightened during the Mbappe contact extension in late May that Campos was a leading candidate for the role. Talks are now said to be at an advanced stage between the Portuguese and PSG, with an official announcement expected in early June.
Campos, 57, is recognised as one of Europe’s best sporting directors following successful stints at Monaco and Lille. Both roles brought domestic success for each club, but his work at Monaco particularly won plaudits for his shrewd transfer dealings, building a strong offensive team around the emerging Mbappe with the likes of Falcao, Lemar, and Bernardo Silva.
It’s understood Campos’ appointment was a major factor in the France forward staying in Paris for a further 3 years. Mbappe’s family are extremely close to Campos, and they attribute much of Kylian’s development at Monaco to Campos’ guidance and tutelage.