Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Maradona10, May 3, 2017.
Manchester United set to restructure and hire a Director of Football and Monaco mastermind Luis Campos is their number one target.
Worked with Mourinho before? Check.
Woody, get on the blower.
He just joined Lille, he is set for years at the very least. With Monchi at roma i think no other sporting director is worth the hassle.
good interview, liked this part
Everyone has a price.
Very much spot in isn't it? Again you have to question why this is happening when PL is full of foreign managers than English managers.
Managers like Jose, Pep, Conte, Klopp all managed at highest level elsewhere, so they can't be making the same mistakes like others isn't it?
That's a fantastic point he makes. Not sure who the top full backs are/available - need to find some!
What he said makes sense, you just need to look to City or United squads for example.
Liked this part. It means more than one player is available for interested teams
Make him an offer he can not refuse.
Great interview, thanks for posting! Interesting that he mentions that PL teams like buying top attacking talent without backing it equally with quality defensive players, yet that's our defence has kept our unbeaten run going and kept us in the European League thus far (don't wann jynx us!)
Does anyone know what his role at Lille is, or is it exactly the same as at Monaco?
It also sounds like there's going to be quite a few players leaving Monaco this summer, he mentions they'll make more money than in the summer of 2015 which they made £75m according to Transfermarkt.
Interesting guy. Wonder if Utd could attract him in some capacity.
It's funny seeing how Luís Campos was able to reinvent himself after failing pretty badly as a manager/coach. He was once mocked for being responsible for two relegations in the same year (he managed both Setúbal and Varzim in 2002/03 and both were relegated). Now he is a respected Director of football with good reputation. Good for him i guess, just stay away from the bench.
Rivalry between Luis Campos and Monchi incoming?
Regarding a potential DoF(if we are so lucky to appoint one), this man should be among the top candidates. Hopefully his "project" with Lille is over and he wants a new challenge.
Another article on him:
Sorry for the random bump but the relative lack of mention this guy gets in association with a potential DoF type role at United absolutely astounds me. He did a phenomenal job at Monaco and has turned Lille around dramatically (albeit they have started this season slowly, which is to be expected after Pepe's departure). Victor Osimhen already looks like the next top emerging star who will be multiples of what they bought him for.
Can someone clear up some mysteries around this guy? Specifically, why is he at Lille and not a far bigger job after Monaco? Why is he flying so far below the radar unlike Monchi who is hyped beyond belief?
The only argument I can maybe understand is that he is unproven with absolutely elite clubs and his style befits clubs who can make cheap gambles without being overcharged. I guess his small scouting team would require us to have too much overhaul in personnel. However, he's signed loads of quality players who were relatively unknown, he identifies bargains and sells high. I don't see how this cannot at least partially translate at a higher level, especially given our current need for a revamp in several positions.
Well tbh he has a strong relationship with Jorge Mendes, so it’s not as if everyone Lille or previously Monaco has signed it was all done by his scouting network, but tbf those big football agents this days have bigger scouting networks than a lot of clubs. Don’t know how it would work at a club like United, but I guess that worse than it is atm wouldn’t be imo.
Sounds perfect for the Glazers actually, how have they not went in for him?
They got Woody, that´s why. We are stuck with that man until they sell.
He just makes to much sense. Not going to happen.
Same as signing a midfielder during the summer. It makes sense, thus the likelyhood that the club is going to do it is low.
Still, given that he has given the interview and fairly openly states what must happen at the club, one can hope that he does this for a reason. One can only hope.
There is an interview with him on sky sports right now where he says he would like to work with a big club after Lille. I actually thought the interview was the reason for the bump.
He is still bringing in the hits while at Lille with Pepe and now Osimhen, Osimhen is about 20 or something and he can't stop scoring/assisting.
I hope it’s something going on. It would lift everyone. Not holding my breath though.
How I wish we had him along with Mourinho in 2013.
I felt his interview with Sky Sports was a bit of a come and get me plea. I'd take him ASAP before we even do anything with Ole. His record is sensational. I'm sure he could identify great, affordable players to rebuild our squad and would do a far better job of offloading the deadwood than the Woodward/Judge combo.
He spoke about wanting to work with Mourinho again (after he was a scout under him at Real) which would concern me slightly. I would hope he can find a more attacking, youth focused and less selfish head coach. Although I do think Mourinho with Campos' leadership is a far different prospect to Mourinho under Woodward's.
Sign him up, United. Do it now.
With his background we should consider bringing him in and just letting him get on with it. He’s vastly experienced and has done great work with small budgets.
I don’t trust us to do something this sensible though.
He signed Bakayoko? No fecking thanks.
Bakayoko was very good at Monaco.
He wasn't, he was terrible at the exception of the first half of the title season.
And SAF signed Bebe. Everyone has flops so even if Bakayoko was the worst footballer in history, it wouldn't make Campos incompetent.
His record is amazing. Would love him here
IIRC he prefered possessionbased football as i think he stated in one of the links in this thread.
Having been a coach, manager, analyst and scout he should have the experience to know every level of a club. And he worked at RM for some years so it is not like "Manchester United is to big a step up" argument that is tossed around.
He's been linked with us and has said that United like every club need a DoF/technical director. Apparently he is obsessive in his scouting of players and has done a wonderful job at Monaco and has started well as Lille. We should be looking at people like this to upgrade our structure. Having someone that obsessively supporting the manager would be terrific. Combine this with a top coach and we would do well given the resources we have.
How old is the interview? If it's recent he isn't very knowledgeable. City, Liverpool even Leicester have got much better fullbacks at their disposal.
May 2017 if the OP is to be believed.
Yes, it's May 2017. At that time, Tottenham had really strong fullbacks, Danny Rose (27) and Kieran Trippier (27), they were both at their peak.
Thanks, didn't see the bump. Now it makes sense.
Im far more interested in the coach he'd hire should he get the job.
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