Former Lille director of football Luis Campos has admitted that he would like to work with Jose Mourinho again but insisted that the reunion with the Tottenham Hotspur boss has to come naturally.
Campos was a scout and tactical analyst for Real Madrid when Mourinho was at the Santiago Bernabeu and he has been repeatedly linked with a move to Spurs since the Portuguese coach took over the reins in North London.
Campos, who is credited with helping unearth the likes of Kylian Mbappe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy, is now officially out of work after parting company with Lille last month.
When it was revealed that the 56-year-old was leaving the Ligue 1 club, some Spurs fans on social media were convinced that he was Tottenham bound.
Campos has now admitted that he would like to make a step up to a bigger and more ambitious club.
“I don’t know what the future will bring, but, with my ambition and my capacity to work, it’s the right time for a big project, with big names, to win titles more regularly.
I had a lot of fun in Monaco and Lille, but maybe it’s time to go back to another style of club. I think, I wait for the best situation for me.”
Campos also admitted that he considers Mourinho a close friend and hinted that he would relish working with the Portuguese coach again.
When asked about a potential reunion with the Spurs boss, he said: “José is a big friend, a great friend. We have enormous respect for each other.
“We will not live with the obsession to return to work together. I think if one day it is possible, it will come naturally.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Campos will be a fantastic addition to Tottenham’s ranks given his knowledge of the French and Portuguese markets. However, Levy seems to have a lot of faith in Steve Hitchen and it seems unlikely that the Spurs chairman will replace him or limit his role.
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