The French outlet claims Campos will continue in his current role, following reports suggesting he had asked to be released from his contract, after falling out with owner Gerard Lopez over frustrations with the decision-making process.
Football journalist Ricky Sacks shared the news on social media, tweeting: “Luis Campos is set to continue his adventure with OSC Lille, despite previous speculation that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in his services.”
“Campos will continue under the same structure at Lille despite being frustrated at the current model.”
Earlier this month, sources told ESPN reporter Julien Laurens he had turned down a huge offer from Newcastle United, and it is unlikely he will end up in England anytime soon.
Understandably, this new development will surely strike a major blow to Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.
Indeed, the Portuguese duo are best friends and have worked together in the past, famously teaming up during Mourinho’s time in charge of La Liga megastars Real Madrid.
Remarkably, the Lilywhites have been without a director of football after Paul Mitchell left the North London club all the way back in 2017. Daniel Levy merely offloaded the task of identifying talent to chief scout Steve Hitchen and kept responsibility for sorting out negotiations (Forbes).
Campos is widely recognised as one of the best talent spotters in the business, as he has been credited with unearthing the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Pepe, James Rodriguez and Bernardo Silva.
Naturally, his impressive resume has caught the attention of a number of European giants, as Barcelona, Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with him in the past.
Furthermore, he is credited with drastically revamping Les Dogues into a team that challenged PSG for the Ligue 1 title.
Unfortunately for Spurs, it appears he will remain at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
As it stands, Mourinho is facing a looming transfer window knowing he will have to work with a severely limited budget, and he could have to rely on loan deals and keeping an eye out for free agents.
Campos has worked miracles under all kinds of conditions before, and he notably built the foundations for Monaco’s sensational title win in 2017. He has even acted as a mentor to Mourinho’s right-hand-man, Joao Sacramento.
In comparison, his compatriot is used to splashing the cash, as he famously spent £94.5m to bring Paul Pogba back to Manchester United.
While Levy remains in control, the former Chelsea manager could struggle to make the signings he feels he needs to challenge for silverware. Mitchell blamed his departure on the chairman’s interference in his work.
The 55-year-old’s decision to stay in France means the Spurs head coach will lose out on another ally behind the scenes, and his absence will no doubt be sorely felt in the summer.
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