It has been well over a year since Michael Emenalo left Chelsea, leaving the club without an official technical director.
Since then, Roman Abramovich’s right-hand woman Marina Granovskaia has been overseeing player recruitment with quite a few underwhelming deals sanctioned under her watch.
The Blues, though, could finally be about to step up their search for a permanent successor to Emenalo in a potentially huge development for the club.
According to France Football (via Sport Witness), Chelsea have spoken to Luis Campos about taking up the role with other clubs also said to be interested in his services.
Campos, who currently holds a similar position to the one Chelsea are willing to offer, has not had the most successful of times at Lille.
However, his track record still remains a strong one having helped assemble the AS Monaco team that went on to win the 2017 Ligue 1 title with the likes of Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe starring.
Ultimately, it is that sort of eye for talent Chelsea need with some of the signings the club have made in recent transfer windows being absolutely atrocious.
The likes of Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater, for example, have failed to make the cut at Stamford Bridge, leaving question marks surrounding the west London club’s recruitment strategy — even during Emenalo’s tenure.
A transfer ban handed by FIFA complicates things in some aspects, but Chelsea would be foolish not to go all out for Campos and carry on with their same unconvincing regime.
Chelsea fans, do the Blues need a new technical director like Campos or are you happy with how things are under Granovskaia? Join the discussion by commenting below.