Some Spurs fans on social media are desperately hoping that Tottenham Hotspur appoint Luis Campos as their director of football after Lille announced that they would be parting ways with him.
There was speculation in the summer that Campos had asked to be relieved from his position as Lille’s sporting director due to disagreements with the club’s recent strategic decisions (RMC SPORT) but he ended up staying at the Ligue 1 club.
The Daily Record reported back in November that Campos was in the middle of a power struggle over control of transfer affairs with club director-general Marc Ingla but it was suggested that the 55-year-old was likely to stay.
Campos, who is credited with helping unearth the likes of Kylian Mbappe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy (Sky Sports), is now officially out of work.
Some Spurs fans see Trevor Birch birch leaving his job as Tottenham’s director of football operations a couple of weeks ago as further evidence that Campos could be on his way to North London.
Trevor Birch has recently left and now Campos is suddenly available…
— Andrew Fineberg (@AndrewFineberg) December 19, 2020
— Haz (@haztalks) December 19, 2020
10th December: Director of Football Trevor Birch leaves Spurs
18th December: Luis Campos leaves Lille
Don’t gas me… pic.twitter.com/xdT4QsLzBv
— Gianni (@futboI18) December 18, 2020
Welcome to Tottenham pic.twitter.com/3KoDw7e2Sa
— Adan 🇸🇴🏴 (@OsmondAdan) December 18, 2020
Trevor Birch left Tottenham Hotspur on December 10th.
Luis Campos has left Lille on December 18th. 👀 pic.twitter.com/xEcPsO4Qjh
— Fern (Pain) (@FGTHFC) December 18, 2020
— Luke (@GriffinFtbl) December 18, 2020
— Time To Make New Mistakes (@Jose_Told_You) December 18, 2020
— Tom delia (@Tomdelia7) December 18, 2020
I don't think that Trevor Birch leaving for the EFL and then Luis Campos leaving Lille within the same week is a coincidence. Really want him to come to Spurs.
— Pat (@Pat2THFC_) December 18, 2020
Trevor Birch left a month ago, Luis Campos is available. Jose Mourinho and Luis Campos are really good friends. Written in the stars. https://t.co/g2vDDR6xVb
— 🥶 (@xSpurs11) December 18, 2020
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As reported at the time, Birch’s primary role at the club was more about overseeing the business side of things, particularly due to the financial pressures imposed on the club by the pandemic. Steve Hitchen as the club’s technical performance director seems to have more of a say on transfers and it is his role that Campos would likely takeover should he arrive at Spurs.
However, Spurs fans are right in being optimistic about the possibility of the 55-year-old joining the club. Even though the likes of Manchester United are also likely to be after him, one would expect Jose to be on the phone with the 55-year-old to try to convince him to come to North London.
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