PSG’s Campos has been working for Celta, Spanish club confirm

File picture of Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe taking part during a training session at the club’s Camp des Loges training ground in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, September 27, 2021. — AFP pic

File picture of Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe taking part during a training session at the club’s Camp des Loges training ground in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, September 27, 2021. — AFP pic

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 6:54 PM MYT

MADRID, June 15 — Paris Saint-Germain’s new football adviser Luis Campos has been working for Celta Vigo “for months”, the Spanish club said today.

Celta, who finished 11th in La Liga last season, said in a statement that both the club and 57-year-old Campos hope “the relationship continues for many more years”.

PSG confirmed the appointment of Campos as their new football adviser last week, replacing the club’s previous sporting director Leonardo.

One of Campos’ first tasks has been to decide on the future of coach Mauricio Pochettino, who is expected to depart after PSG lost to Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League last 16.

“RC Celta confirms that Luis Campos has been working at the club for months as an external adviser in the sports area together with Juan Carlos Calero in the role of coordinator of the first team,” Celta said in a statement.

“The will of both parties is that the relationship continues for many more years.”

The Portuguese super-scout built the Monaco team that denied PSG the title in 2017 and knows Kylian Mbappe well as the striker was emerging in the principality at the same time.

Campos then became the genius behind the scenes at Lille, helping them build a team that pipped PSG to the Ligue 1 crown last year before departing. — AFP