Luis Campos, a former assistant to Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has spoken on the speculation that he was set to takeover the position of the Director of Football at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese said he was yet to speak to Manchester United about a move to the club.
He, however, added that he was flattered to be in the frame to become the club’s Director of Football.
Campos was hired by Mourinho at Real Madrid to oversee the club’s recruitment and scouting systems at the Bernabeu.
Manchester United are looking to appoint a Director of Football after a disappointing transfer window in which Mourinho clashed with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over his targets.
And Campos is seen to be one of the best hands to fill the role and he admits he’s happy to be in the frame.
“My function is to make the link with the players, the coach and the board,” Campos told Yahoo Sports.
“I develop the scouting team and its structure. I speak with the board to assess the economic opportunities for signing players.
“The coach develops the profile of the team, the type of players he needs for his tactics, and in tandem with the scouting team we suggest the best solutions on the market to fit the profile the coach requires.
“I have developed a large network worldwide. Normally, I build teams by using five players with experience and combining these with big talents who also have the potential to develop inside the club for its future
“It’s very important for a sports director to make the link with everybody within the club.
“To create the best infrastructure and provide the best support resources – for recovery, for nutrition, for data on player performance. Everything to help the coach and the players to deliver their best. This is how I work.’
“Manchester United have not spoken to me about this position. But I’m very proud that my name is mentioned as one possibility because Manchester United have such a fantastic history in the world of football.”
He stepped down from his role at Monaco after their stunning run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
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