Luis Campos has emerged as Manchester United’s top choice to be their director of football.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim Ed Woodward has been searching for the right man for the last 18 months.
And that now appears to be the Portuguese mastermind who currently works as director of football at Ligue 1 side Lille.
José Mourinho apparently favoured a move for Campos while in charge at Old Trafford, but Woodward opted not to give the former United manager power of having a say who would be potentially appointed.
It would seem Woodward is interested in giving Campos the DoF position now that Mourinho is no longer at the club. Their frosty relationship is well documented.
Campos has an amazing track record from his time at AS Monaco.
The 55-year-old former manager is responsible for discovering talents like Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Anthony Martial for the Ligue 1 side.
He also brought Nicolas Pepe to Lille two years ago before Arsenal decided signed him for a club-record deal (via Premier League).
United would like the idea of bringing in someone who could unearth more talents like Mbappe and Martial, proving beneficial to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the future.
Last summer saw Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James join the club. Solskjaer has an eye for young talent and his philosophy is built around development.
It makes perfect sense for United to appoint a DoF but it’s been a long wait. I’m starting to wonder if any of them fancy a job that entails working with Woodward.