Lille’s sporting director Luis Campos who has been heavily linked with the technical director role at Tottenham has admitted that clubs have made approaches for his services
Jose Mourinho has previously worked with Campos during their time together at Real Madrid (Metro), while assistant coach Joao Sacramento and goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos worked with him at Lille before joining Mourinho in North London.
Campos is credited heavily for unearthing the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Pepe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy (Sky Sports).
L’Equipe (via 90min) reported last month that Spurs want to bring the 55-year-old to North London to replace Head of Academy Coaching and Player Development, John McDermott, who will be leaving to join the Football Association at the end of the season.
Manchester United are also reportedly interested in appointing the Portuguese as their technical director (the Sun).
Campos has now revealed that he does not have a ‘crazy obsession’ with England, despite being linked to Premier League teams.
“Out of respect for the people who work in these clubs, I won’t talk about names. But there were proposals.
“I don’t have a crazy obsession with going to England and withdrawing from this project, which is very special and in which I have a large part of responsibility for what is happening, for very special reasons. The truth is I feel really good here.
“This is a club that was not well known in Portugal before there were so many Portuguese, but Lille is a spectacular city in the north of France, a young city with a large student community, a very beautiful city.
“It has a wonderful stadium – the best stadium in France – it has a formidable training centre at the highest level, and it has fans who live the club intensely. So it is a city that breathes football and we are in the centre of Europe.”
Spurs Web Opinion
If we manage to convince Campos to join, it will be the best signing we’ve made in several years. We need to appoint a top technical director to replace John McDermot and there is no one better than Campos in world football. Hopefully, his relationship with Mourinho will work to our advantage and the prospect of working with him at Spurs eventually proves too enticing for him to turn down.
Have something to tell us about this article?