Newcastle are laying the foundations for the future after recently becoming the richest club in the world thanks to the Saudi takeover led by Amanda Staveley.
Mike Ashley finally got his big paycheck as the £ 305million takeover was completed last Thursday, and rumors flooded the football world about what Newcastle’s next moves could be.
Current manager Steve Bruce is likely to be removed from his post in the near future as the owners seek a new boss to lead the rebuild with his successor due to receive a War Chest to sign new and improved stars.
However, with so much pressure on who to buy, a sporting director can be wise, and the perfect candidate has come forward.
Luis Campos was the man tasked with supplying the stars who turned Monaco and Lille into French champions, and the sporting director is one of the names being considered to take on the role at Newcastle, according to Sky Sports.
Campos had been linked with Manchester United membership, but the Glazer family have apparently chosen to nominate John Murtough instead, meaning Newcastle could take full advantage of the Red Devils’ missed opportunity.
The former Lille sporting director is currently a free agent after leaving the champions of France last year, and they have fallen since leaving as they currently occupy eighth place in Ligue 1.
Campos previously held the post of director in Monaco before joining Lille, and during his stay in the Principality he discovered Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho, Thomas Lemar, Bernardo Silva and Anthony Martial for little or nothing, before being sold for a lot of money as £ 500million has been raised. in just four years.
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Campos has been tagged “The Capital Gains Magician” for his incredible success with clubs that were previously in the shadow of the usual dominant teams within the league, making Newcastle an exciting proposition based on his background and funds. they have.
The 57-year-old became Monaco’s sporting director in 2013 and developed a world-class squad in four years that inevitably brought them their first league in 17 years, before they were plundered by the whole of the Europe for their talent.
Newcastle are in a similar position as Monaco were in when Campos joined in 2013 – a team with former successes that have waited a long time to win trophies again.
Staveley has made it clear that she wants Newcastle to be up there and challenge the Premier League title over the next five years, and Campos could be the perfect fit as he has achieved that feat in that span of time with Monaco and then with Lille.
The Premier League is very competitive, however, and after a period of domination by Manchester City and Liverpool it seems closer than ever with United and Chelsea closing the gap.
Campos seems up for a challenge in the Premier League, however, and after learning that English teams were interested in him in May, the former Lille manager told Sky Sports: “I consider myself privileged to be on the shortlist of clubs of this profile, and I obviously feel proud and honored for that. As a competitor, I would obviously like to take up the challenge. I’m ready. “