If no formalization has taken place to record the departure of the Brazilian Leonardo, the sports director of Paris-Saint-Germain, the football club announced, Friday, June 10, the arrival of the Portuguese Luis Campos as “football adviser”. In fact, the latter will be in charge of “the organization, recruitment and performance of the professional team”, which is, roughly speaking, what Leonardo was doing.

It is up to Luis Campos to “help the team reach a new level”, as the club’s press release states, while PSG has again failed, during the past season, to impose itself on the European scene. , eliminated in the knockout stages of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

“I am very happy to join Paris-Saint-Germain, which I consider to be the most ambitious and exciting club in the world of football. We share the same vision, a vision in which I firmly believe, and I look forward to starting to work to develop the exceptional potential of the club, “said Luis Campos, quoted in a press release from PSG.

Aged 57, the latter is renowned for both his strong character and his skill: he was one of the craftsmen of the French championship titles of Monaco in 2017 and Lille in 2021.

Close to Kylian Mbappé whom he has known since his Monegasque years, Luis Campos will have to reorganize the Parisian workforce, relieve it of certain players and above all define a more coherent policy than his predecessor Leonardo, dismissed on the evening of the extension until 2025 by Kylian Mbappe.

First file, the coach

His first hot file could be that of the PSG coach as the recovery is scheduled for early July, with a summer tour of Japan scheduled for July 20-25. The future of Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, on the bench for a season and a half, remains uncertain.

Several media reported on Friday that the capital club was close to an agreement with Zinédine Zidane, free of any contract since leaving Real Madrid at the end of the 2020-2021 season.

PSG refused to confirm or deny the information. A source close to the club’s management relativized to AFP that such an agreement was acquired. Joined by the Team, Alain Migliaccio, historical adviser to Zinédine Zidane, declared that “all these rumors circulating are unfounded”. “To date, I am the only person admitted to represent and advise Zinedine Zidane. Neither Zinedine Zidane nor I have been contacted directly by the owner of PSG,” he added.

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