Sir Jim Ratcliffe has idea for new boardroom recruit at Manchester United

Reports suggest if Sir Jim Ratcliffe is successful in his attempts to takeover Manchester United from the Glazer family, he would want to bring Luis Campos in at boardroom level.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe recently excited Manchester United fans when his spokesperson insisted that he was interested in buying the club should it be put up for sale by the Glazer family.

Now, according to Le Parisien (cited by Manchester Evening News), the INEOS owner wishes to make Luis Campos the club’s lead on sporting policy.

The 58-year-old currently works as football advisor for Paris Saint-Germain – after being appointed in June – after racking up an impressive resume from stints at Lille, AS Monaco and Real Madrid prior to that.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Chelsea’s new owners, fronted by Todd Boehly, have already spoken with Campos about a position at Stamford Bridge.

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The same report outlines that Chelsea plan to spend heavily in the transfer window this coming January.

SN’s verdict

With Ratcliffe’s interest relatively unknown, publicly, I find it hard to take anything serious when it comes to takeover talk.

It’s great that there’s a belief in the air that the Glazers could sell up – but United need someone keen who is willing to give something back to the fans and the community.

You only need to look at Nice and ask how they are doing? They’ve got Lucien Favre in charge and currently sit 12th in Ligue 1.

Our club deserves protection and Ratcliffe’s objectives are not yet known.

Maybe Ratcliffe needs to bid quicker than he hoped if he plans to get Campos in, especially if Chelsea are in the background lurking with keen interest.

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