Luís Campos, Sporting Director at French club Lille, has revealed he believes he could help Manchester United should he be given the opportunity to do so with the Red Devils said to be searching for a Technical Director.
Ed Woodward has yet again come under more pressure after United’s poor start to the Premier League, their worst in thirty-years, and Campos believes the club’s failure is down to a lack of support for the manager.
Campos, who has previously worked alongside José Mourinho at Real Madrid, says he remains in sometimes daily contact with the former United boss and believes his Portuguese companion struggled due to a lack of support, telling Sky Sports: “I speak to José [Mourinho] every week, sometimes every day, and I saw that José, in my opinion, had difficulties in Manchester because the club has another culture, which I respect of course.”
“If the coach is alone heʼs an easy target and he needs help. Everyone needs help in football. You canʼt play alone. Manchester United is an amazing club with an amazing story and for people around the world, it’s difficult to understand what has happened to this club,” the 55-year-old continued.
“Itʼs difficult to see this club in difficulty, but if this difficulty is arriving itʼs because you have one problem. In my opinion, the problem is sensibility. Itʼs important to work together. If you donʼt put these things together I believe you are heading for disaster.”
“I know very well the situation of Manchester United and other clubs, but, in my opinion, everybody needs a sporting director because the coach needs time to prepare for the next match and the super-ego of the players too, so he needs people with sensibility. If a coach is alone it’s more difficult now.”
“A sporting director is very, very important. Of course, I believe I could help Manchester United, but I respect the politics of the club. Itʼs very prestigious, very, very prestigious, but in modern football you need a sporting director. If you have a sporting director you have this sensibility.”
“Before, the coach did everything, but now the information is arriving very fast. Now the world is very different. You need to know players in every part of the world. It’s important the club has one project and with a sporting director, everyone understands where they go.”
“You need one person with the sensibility for the sporting and economic situation. In modern football, you need both to work together. If they don’t work together you have a disaster.”
You can watch the interview below:
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