Lille’s sporting director, Luis Campos, has admitted that he one day wants to work for a “big club”, and believes that he could help Manchester United in the future (via @utdreport).
The Red Devils famously do not have a sporting director, with investment banker and accountant Ed Woodward currently taking up that position at Old Trafford – a man that most United fans absolutely despise because of his running of the club in recent years.
The 55-year-old believes that United desperately need a sporting director to balance the sporting side with the economic aspect of the club and take some of the pressure off of the manager, telling Sky Sports:
“If the coach is alone heʼs an easy target and he needs help. Everyone needs help in football. You canʼt play alone. Manchester United is an amazing club with an amazing story and for people around the world, it’s difficult to understand what has happened to this club.
Campos, who previously worked alongside former United manager Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, is currently sporting director at Ligue 1 outfit Lille, but admits a desire to work for a big club in the future; potentially Manchester United.
“A sporting director is very, very important. Of course I believe I could help Manchester United, but I respect the politics of the club. Itʼs very prestigious, very, very prestigious, but in modern football you need a sporting director. If you have a sporting director you have this sensibility,” added Campos.
Here’s how United fans reacted to those slightly cryptic comments on Twitter…
Glazers will never relinquish power over the football side of Manchester Utd. Ever. #GlazersOut is the only option.
— Sara M (@SaraMeae) October 9, 2019
Get him at United look at what Lille have done under him made huge strides in their transfer policy
— Kieran (@Dobby_Kieran) October 9, 2019
Although this is sick, we have Ed Woodward who wants to be in control of everything, so us getting him or any other sporting director ain’t going to happen until the glazers leave
— 1Unitedtillidie (@1Unitedtillidie) October 9, 2019
Come and save us
— Jordan (@XxElitexAWBxX) October 9, 2019
The best sporting director in world football wants to join us but Woodward too busy playing 3D pinball on his laptop
— 🇾🇪 (@MH_Akhtar) October 9, 2019
— Ronald🔰 (@SassyGomes) October 9, 2019
@EdWoodwardCEO sign him
— Hejbie (@Hejbie_UTD) October 9, 2019
We need him more than Ed
— Alfred Bigsleem (@A_bigslim) October 9, 2019
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